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How To Promote Reflection By Older Students On Their Independent Learning

Asking students to reflect and review their work is often a thankless task. Young people might not have with the intellectual habits of mind or cognitive skills. Andrew K. Shenton says that models of reflection can provide them with some scaffolding.

The Challenge

Much is often made nowadays of the importance of learners in secondary schools, universities and other adult education situations taking a reflective perspective on both their studies and their wider experiences. Indeed, increasing numbers of courses either require it or identify reflection as a key outcome.

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