Exploring evidence for the role of reflection for learning through participation

Debra Coulson, Marina Harvey, Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Jacqueline Mackaway

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    Reflection is widely used in experience based learning (Moon, 2004). A review of the literature reveals limited empirical evidence for the correlation between reflection and positive student learning outcomes. A substantial body of anecdotal evidence, together with evidence based on student satisfaction and selfwreporting, indicates the value of reflection for learning. This paper systematically explores existing evidence for the practice of reflection and presents strategies for learning and teaching of reflection in the context of experience based learning. Models informed by theory and developed as a result of this research are introduced.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationACEN 2010
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Biannual Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference : Work Integrated Learning : Responding to Challenges
    EditorsMatthew Campbell
    Place of PublicationRockhampton, QLD
    PublisherAustralian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9780980570618
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventAustralian Collaborative Education Network Conference - Perth, Australia
    Duration: 27 Sept 20101 Oct 2010


    ConferenceAustralian Collaborative Education Network Conference


    • collaborative learning
    • critical reflection
    • experience based learning
    • participation
    • reflection
    • service learning
    • work based learning
    • work integrated learning


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