Reflective Thinking Reflective thinking involves personal consideration of one’s own learning. It considers personal achievements and failures and asks what worked, what didn’t, and what needs improvement (Given, 2002). It asks the learner to think about her own thinking. Writing a reflective response to a text Read, reflect and think critically about the text you select. It could be a journal article, a book section or chapter or several different ideas about a particular theory. For example, people look at 'identity' in different ways. • Write a personal response that shows you have spent time reading and reflecting. • Summarize the main ideas in a single short paragraph. Ask yourself 'What is the meaning for me?' • Identify aspects you agree and disagree with. Explain why. • Find literature that critiques the text. Explain how. • Reflect on how others' ideas help clarify your thoughts. Identify the text
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