Promoting Deep Learning through Critical Reflection

UTSA Libraries - Teaching and Learning Center

Fri November 01

1:30 - 3:30pm  |  HEB University Center 1.102  |  Bexar Room

Complimentary lunch preceding workshop - 12:00 - 1:30pm

Critical reflection is the process of analyzing, reconsidering, and questioning experiences within a broad context of issues and content knowledge. It is the powerful process of making meaning out of a purposeful combination of experiences and academic content. Reflection is critical when it is carefully and intentionally designed to generate learning by applying theory to practice, examining causality, and raising questions. It can deepen learning by challenging simplistic conclusions, comparing different perspectives, and asking “why” iteratively.  Critical reflection can also document student learning by producing evidence of learning for assessment.  This workshop will engage participants with the concept and practice of critical reflection, provide examples of how it can enrich learning across disciplines, and offer ideas on how to assess student learning through critical reflection. Extensive resources are included.

Workshop Instructor Photo

Barbara Jacoby

Faculty Associate for Leadership and Community Service-Learning, University of Maryland, College Park

In her role at the University of Maryland, Barbara facilitates initiatives involving academic partnerships, service-learning, and civic engagement.  She is working on her seventh book, Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned (working title), Jossey-Bass, anticipated publication 2014. Barbara earned her Ph.D in French Language and Literature.

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