Encourage Student Reflection

Updated Resources_August 2016

Books and Articles

  • Mirriahi, N., Liaqat, D., Dawson, S., & Gasevic, D. (2016). Uncovering student learning profiles with a video annotation tool: reflective learning with and without instructional norms. Educational Technology Research and Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11423-016-9449-2. The use of video annotation software for reflective learning is the focus of this study. It might give instructors insights to how students engage with different features of a video annotation tool for self-reflection.
  • O’Hanlon, N. & Diaz, K. R. (2010). Techniques for enhancing reflection and learning in an online course. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(1), 43-54. In this study, students were introduced to a specific metacognitive strategy (self-questioning).
    Metacognitive prompts within quizzes encouraged students to reflect on and assess their learning.
  • Pahomov, L. (2014). Authentic learning in the digital age: engaging students through inquiry. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
    • The author describes how educators can create an authentic learning environment where students ask questions, do research, and explore subjects that fascinate them in today’s standards-driven atmosphere. This book is geared to high school, so may not be useful for this bibliography.
  • Ryan, M. (2013). The pedagogical balancing act: Teaching reflection in higher education. Teaching in Higher Education, 18(2), 144-155.
    • Explains different levels of reflection and pedagogical strategies faculty can employ to stimulate reflection and foster student learning.


Original Supporting Resources:

  • Boud, D., Keogh, R., & Walker, D. (2013). Reflection: Turning experience into learning. Routledge.
  • Ryan, M. (2013). The pedagogical balancing act: Teaching reflection in higher education. Teaching in Higher Education, 18(2), 144-155.