Reflection links the student’s service experience with the
learning goals and objectives of your course. Reflection increases
student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills while
helping them to better understand your course material.
The most popular forms of reflection include papers,
presentations, and class discussions. Many faculty assign the
students a pre-service reflection assignment so that the students
can discuss their preconceived ideas about the population they will
be serving. As part of the final reflection, students can then look
back and see if their perceptions towards the population that they
served have changed. We are happy to meet with you to help you
design a reflection assignment for your course.
Four Stage Reflection Process
Please also feel free to review this four stage reflection
process and while creating your reflection assignment:
4 Stage Reflection Process
A reflection rubric has been adapted by Dr. Barrett Brenton,
Professor of Anthropology at St. John's, for grading reflection
papers. Please feel free to use this as a resource when you are
grading your student’s reflection papers.
AS-L staff has been trained by Campus Ministry
on facilitating Vincentian reflection sessions. We are available to
come to your course to speak to your students about how their
service experiences are tied to the Mission of St. John’s.