What is involved in reflection? Experience, feelings and evaluation.

learner.jpg (12133 bytes)When we use the word 'reflection' we usually want to describe a process of thought that is active and careful. It is an activity in which people 'recapture experience', mull it over and evaluate it. David Boud and his associates suggest that it involves three aspects:

As informal educators, part of our task is to foster environments in which people can look to their experiences. To do this we also need to look to our own.

For a fuller exploration look in keywords for reflection

infedcov.jpg (18462 bytes)Taken from Tony Jeffs and Mark K. Smith (2005) Informal Education. Conversation, democracy and learning, Nottingham: Educational Heretics Press.

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First published October 18, 1999. Last update: July 08, 2014