Leveraging Reflection as a Bridging Tool

Christian Cook | Mount Royal University

Presentation | Tuesday, May 7 at 10:45 am – 12:00 pm | LIB 317

Community Service Learning (CSL) is a high-impact teaching, and experiential learning, pedagogy. Using the three essential elements of CSL (academic learning, service to the community, and personal reflection), students have the potential to realize transformative learning experiences. The key to unlocking those experiences may lie in the efforts of reflection. This presentation will provide an overview of the reflective process and offer instructor tools to enable reflection for students, including some hard-won advice for creating reflective prompts for students to consider. Attendees will receive tips on how to effectively design, assign, and assess reflection for students.