How to reflect?
We are all unique, hence we use a different method to reflect. Hence we provide several methods to capture your reflective thoughts.
It is generally believed that the thinking process involves two aspects: Reflective thinking and critical thinking.
They are not separate processes; rather, they are closely connected (Brookfield 1987).
Reflection thinking is:
- a form of personal response to experiences, situations, events or new information.
- a 'processing' phase where thinking and learning take place.
There is neither a right nor a wrong way of reflective thinking, there are just questions to explore.
Reflective questions to ask yourself:
- Did I get everything done?
- If not, why?
- What lesson did I learn today?
- What am I thankful for?
- Strengths – What are my strengths?
- Weaknesses – What are my weaknesses?
- Skills – What skills do I have and what am I good at?
- Problems – What are the problems? What can I do to fix them?
- Achievements – What have I achieved?
- Happiness – Are there things that I am unhappy with or disappointed about? What makes me happy?
- Solutions – What could I do to improve in these areas?