Tools for reflection
You may need to try a few different tools and methods of reflection to find which is most beneficial to you.
Common tools for reflection are:
- learning journals, diaries, portfolios - jotting notes down in written prose
- tables, mind maps, lists and bullet points - your notes summarised in note form
- recordings: CDs, digital recorder, video - documenting by voice recordings
- creative representations - icons, mind maps and diagrams.
- group work: reflecting on your own and others' performance of group tasks
Adapted from: Open University (2020) Strategic study techniques: Be aware of your habits. Available at: https://help.open.ac.uk/be-aware-of-your-habits (Accessed: 25 May 2020).