Introduction to Reflection in Thinking and Learning

Reflect, often. If we take time to notice what just happened, we learn how the system operates. Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. It’s amazing to me how much we do, but how little time we spend reflecting on what we just did.

– Meg Wheatley

What you’ll learn to do:

In this section, you’ll learn about the cognitive process of reflection. You might think that reflection is the same thing as narration, but there are some important differences. Good reflective thinking is the prerequisite for good reflective writing.