Since beginning to teach a few years ago, I’ve been developing a reflective learning model to use with students of all ages and abilities. My objective was to create a scaffolded method of reflection that encourages self-critique among all learners. Through applying a variety of reflective and critical learning theories, I’ve been able to create something tangible for students that develops and actions higher-order thinking skills.
The central aim to introduce learners to the notion that reflection (like higher-order thinking) is an internal, natural dialogue that we all do on a day-to-day basis. Used consistently as a plenary in lessons, or to help structure an on-going reflective journal, this will also provide an effective means of continuous, meaningful assessment.
Feel free to use and share; it’s been invaluable to me. I’d also love to hear whether you have used this and any suggestions you have, as like the model, I’m constantly trying to improve and fine-tune my craft.