ERIC Number: EJ1179081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Reflective Practice to Support Management Student Learning: Three Brief Assignments
Reilly, Anne H.
Management Teaching Review, v3 n2 p129-147 Jun 2018
Reflective practice supports critical thinking and assessment skills through analyzing one's own life experiences, and the role of reflection in learning has been long recognized. However, drawbacks of many reflective practice assignments are their broad scope and lengthy written requirements. I propose that the reflection process is robust enough to support management student learning through short written tasks as well. Three examples of brief reflective assignments are presented suitable for management educators teaching undergraduate, graduate, or non-credit learners: (1) writing an organizational story, (2) a reflection about learning from adversity, and (3) a goal-oriented personal change. Learning outcomes and student responses have been positive, and the assignments have also been an insightful teaching experience for the instructor.
Descriptors: Management Development, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Assignments, Goal Orientation, Student Attitudes, Role, Writing (Composition), Learning Processes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Adult Education, Individual Development
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