There is very little learning without reflection. John Dewey himself noted:
“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.”
But, let’s consider, why reflection?
- become more aware of the knowledge and skills that they have developed, growing confidence and self-efficacy;
- identify their strengths and areas for growth and development;
- create new goals and develop and action plan for future learning;
- gain greater understanding of their own learning preferences and take more responsibility for their learning. (NCCA, 2015 (.pdf)).
Sound pretty dang aligned with the goals of personalized learning to me!