Some good short reflection activities include using a single word to describe feelings, creating a collage about an idea, and visualizing or meditating on an experience. Participants can also perform skits in groups, create a banner together or reflect quietly in a journal for a few moments.
To reflect on the long-term impact of information, leaders can encourage a group to build a time capsule or imagine future events. To help students process concepts not yet understood, leaders can encourage group question and answer sessions.
Individuals who wish for reflection time alone may create a ritual of mindful relaxation that includes breathing techniques, questions to ponder and visualization. In a business setting, reflection time may include posing a topic or question to a group and exchanging ideas. Some companies request that employees pause for two minutes to notice their breathing and reflect on feelings before working or continuing to work after a break.
Reflection is a useful part of the learning process that helps students digest the material learned. The process of reflecting aids individuals in developing self-awareness, engaging in personal growth and building team relationships. As with any educational activity, reflection should accommodate the seven styles of learning to ensure full participation and success.