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Reflectiveness

Reflectiveness is the strategic aspect of learning where learners are ready willing and able to be critically self aware and responsive to feedback.

It means being strategic and using your time and energy efficiently.

As part of the How2learn strategy characters have been created that represent each learning disposition or learning muscle focus.

Reflectiveness is the strategic aspect of learning where learners are ready willing and able to be critically self aware 

The character for reflectiveness is Strategex.

Strategex is highly self aware and reflective. He uses clever strategies to remember important things about what he is learning.

He can look at things from different angles and draw out the main ideas from what he has learned. He will use this to make decisions about what to think and do next.

The habits that make up reflectiveness are:

  • planning
  • revising
  • distilling
  • meta-learning.

Planning is thinking about where you are going, the action you are going to take, the time and resources you will need and the obstacles you may encounter.

Revising means monitoring and adapting learning along the way. This involves being flexible, changing your plan in the light of different circumstances, monitoring and reviewing how things are going and seeing new opportunities.

Distilling involves looking at what is being learned, pulling out the essential features and carrying them forward to assist further learning.

Meta-learning means knowing yourself as a learner, how you learn best and how to talk about the learning process.