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Critical self-reflection

Tools for critical self-reflection

ToolsTools 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
    • learning journal activity
  • 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