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Communication Strategies Faculty Resources: Reflecting


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Reflect before and after communication to assess, repair, and improve outcomes.

Using this Strategy

Your students will use reflection skills when they:

  • Write reflection assignments for their courses.
  • Apply the growth mindset, and think about a challenge they've had and what they could do differently to make things easier next time. 
  • Have had a conflict with someone and think about how to repair the relationship
  • Made a bad choice and want to be prepared to make a better choice next time.
  • Are planning ahead for group work and want to achieve the best outcome.
  • Think about how much they have learned during a course and how this will help in the workplace.

Faculty Blog: Reflecting

Read about developing this strategy with your students in the Faculty Blog post: Communication Strategies: Reflecting

Key Resources

To learn about reflective writing, students can:

To learn about how to reflect on an experience, students can:

To learn about how to reflect on a personal experience and develop an growth mindset:

Related Academic Success Centre Supports

Faculty can access the following resources through Library & Academic Services to help their students develop this strategy:

  • Developing Study Strategies workshop, for full-class support with reflecting on and develop study strategies that work for each student.
  • Diversity Training workshop series to develop Intercultural competence, cultural awareness, self-awareness, and reflection skills needed to study and work successfully in today’s global environment
  • Online Learning hybrid LEARNing module  for asynchronous resources that can be embedded within a LEARN course to help students reflect on the best practices for online learning, and to enhance their productivity, time-management, and overall wellness while learning online.

Students can access the following resources through Library & Academic Services to develop this strategy:

  • Tutoring for individualized and small group support, to help reflect on course content.
  • Writing Tutoring, for individualized in-person and email support to develop reflective writing skills.  
  • EAL Tutoring, for individualized language development for students whose first language is not English to develop reflective skills for both academic and workplace success.
  • Academic Coaching, to develop the academic skills relating to reflection and meta-cognition.