At the Center for Leadership and Service we strongly believe in the importance of reflection. Reflection is the meaning-making of an experience. Research shows that reflection prior, during, and after a service experience greatly increases learning and satisfaction with the experience.
Reflection should be (Learning through Service, 2005):
Modes of Reflection include:
Here are some Tools for facilitating effective reflection. The Center for Leadership and Staff will also gladly meet with you to discuss what might work best for your needs.
- Reflection Handbook- Courtesy of Florida State
- Reflection in Higher Education Service-Learning
- National Clearing House Reflection
Kolb's Learning Cycle
The Kolb Learning Cycle provides a theoretical base for experientaial learning. Additonal information and resources on Kolb's Learning Cycle can be found here.