The aim of this activity is to give you practice in identifying different levels of reflection.
Below are 3 examples of journal writing about the same event - a 22 year old graduate reflecting on a presentation in their workplace. The examples are taken from Jennifer Moon's The Presentation: an exercise in reflective writing *
After reading each one judge whether the graduate has used Descriptive, Descriptive Reflective, Dialogic Reflection or Critical reflection using Hatton and Smith’s (1995) criteria by selecting the link at the bottom of the example page.
Hatton and Smith’s (1995) criteria
* resource 6 of 14 (copyright wavered) published in the book 'A handbook of reflective and experimental learning: Theory and practice', 2004 by RoutledgeFalmer, Oxon, ISBN 0-415-33516-7
Now have a look at further expectations of reflective writing that will assist you in practical ways.