Reflective essays are those sorts of essays that seem oh so easy, and yet oh so hard to write, all at the same time. To put it simply, reflective essays constitute a critical examination of a life experience and with the right guidance, they aren’t very difficult to put together. A reflective essay is akin to a diary entry, except that others.
Students in Education are often asked to reflect on their own learning. This generally involves making connections between your own learning experiences and educational theories, as well as considering the implications for your future teaching practice. Below is an example of a student’s reflection on their own learning experience.