More Reflection Resources

We are happy to continue to expand this list of resources, if you have an example of reflective practice you would like to share, please contact experience@uoguelph.ca. 

Please note that some of the resources may require additional access through your institution.

Reflections in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Using Peer-Assisted Reflection in Math to Foster Critical Thinking and Communication Skills 

Calkins, S., Grannan, S., & Siefken, J. (2020). Using Peer-Assisted Reflection in Math to Foster Critical Thinking and Communication Skills. PRIMUS, 30(4), 475-499.

  • PAR is a teaching strategy developed by Daniel Reinholz, that incorporates reflection and peer feedback. In this study, PAR was used to enhance student learning and mathematical thinking in a linear algebra course
  • Contains sample PAR problems and assessment in the Appendix
  • Sample Questions for Linear Algebra (Github)

Impact of Guided Reflection with Peers on the Development of Effective Problem Solving Strategies and Physics Learning 

Mason, A. J., & Singh, C. (2016). Impact of Guided Reflection with Peers on the Development of Effective Problem Solving Strategies and Physics Learning. The Physics Teacher, 54.

  • Discusses another form of guided peer reflection used to enhance learning in a university algebra-based introductory physics class 

Using Self-Reflection To Increase Science Process Skills in the General Chemistry Laboratory 

Taylor, D., Rogers, A.L., & Veal, W.R. (2009). Using Self-Reflection To Increase Science Process Skills in the General Chemistry Laboratory. J. Chem. Educ., 86(3), 393.

  • Discusses the way in which self-reflection was included in a chemistry laboratory environment

Physiotherapy students find guided journals useful to develop reflective thinking and practice during their first clinical placement: a qualitative study 

Constantinou, M., & Kuys, S. S. (2013, March). Physiotherapy students find guided journals useful to develop reflective thinking and practice during their first clinical placement: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy, 99(1), 49-55.

Reflections for Career Development

Next Gen PhD: a guide to career paths in science 

Sinche, M. V. (2016). Next Gen PhD: A Guide to Career Paths in Science. Cambridge, London: Harvard University Press

  • Contains sample questions and tips for using reflections to determine career paths in science

Fostering and Evaluating Reflective Capacity in Medical Education: Developing the REFLECT Rubric for Assessing Reflective Writing 

Wald, H., Borkan, J. M., Taylor, J. S, Anthony, D. & Reis, S.P. (2012). Fostering and Evaluating Reflective Capacity in Medical Education: Developing the REFLECT Rubric for Assessing Reflective Writing. Academic Medicine, 87, 41-50.

Getting the measure of reflection: considering matters of definition and depth

Moon, J. (2007). Getting the measure of reflection: considering matters of definition. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 191-200

  • Contains a framework for reflection depth in Appendix 2, which can be used to support evaluation

Queens Reflection Guide for Interns

  • Contains sample questions 

Experience Profiles

  • Kayla is a co-op student at the University of Guelph who is highly enagaged on campus with organizations like the College of Business and Economics Students Association (CBESA), College of Business and Economics Dean's Office and JDCC Guelph. Kayla is also involved in the local community Special Olympics and Movember Foundation. During her Co-op terms Kayla worked at Keyspire, University of Guelph Department of Athletics and Kellogg's Canada.