Building Effective Reflection Assignments
Reflection assignments range from casual conversations to daily journals to multi-page essays. Choosing the appropriate reflection assignment depends on the students’ experience, the activity’s learning objective, and your assessment commitment.
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What is a Learning Journal?
A learning journal is an exercise in meta-cognition. Meta What?
To put it another way, a learning journal is my way of getting you to think about your own learning. Research continually demonstrates that a significant trait in successful students is their ability to monitor their own learning. This is referred to as an active learning teaching strategy. This journal assignment is a focused, organized approach to that process.