Students Reflecting on their Learning
Why is reflection an important part of learning?
Whilst most people engage in reflection on a daily basis, much of this occurs in quiet moments by ourselves. Most students are not used to reflecting on their learning in a structured manner. They need some help to develop skills in reflective thinking and writing. Whilst this skill may be new to them at first, they will become more familiar with it as they progress through Junior & Senior Cycle.
Through reflection ‘in’ and ‘on’ learning students can:
Examples of how students can reflect on their learning:
Prompts for Student Reflection
Aligning with our School Improvement Plan
SIP Target: To Increase percentage indicators to show that students have adequate time to reflect on their learning and/or feedback from their teacher.
Actions to meet this target during 2021-2022:
Subject Depts. / individual staff to explore a range of strategies to encourage students reflect on learning or teacher feedback which is linked the learning intention(s) and / or success criteria.
Class periods in 2021/2022 are moving to 1 hour. A short timeslot will be allocated from each class period to allow students time to reflect on what they have learned using learning intentions or on feedback given by their teacher.
Subject Depts. will endeavour to align subject plans with this SIP target. In initial Subject Dept meetings, respective subject teams should discuss strategies which will facilitate students:
having increased time for reflection on their learning
to reflect on and plan the next steps in their learning