Structured Reflection Phase
Remember, a strong reflection helps develop skills and extend your learning from the service experience. Sharing what you learned with your teammates and listening to others will add to your learning experience. Types of reflection questions to ask about the service learning experience include the following:
After you actually perform the service, you should come together as a group to contemplate your service experiences in a project summary report, learning logs, essays,and class discussions. You should thoroughly describe what happened during the activity; record any differences your activity actually made; and try to place this experience in a larger context. Specifically, do you believe you successfully accomplished your service learning goals? If not, why? What can you do better the next time? Share your feelings and thoughts. Discuss experiences that made you happy, sad, or angry; events that surprised or frightened you; and other topics related to the activity.
Your structured reflection must be between one and two pages long, singled spaced and include an Observation, Analysis, and Integration component. Use the Service Learning Rubric for additional guidance.
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