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Resources,  May 12, 2009

Planned Reflection Time in Afterschool

"Afterschool programs are increasingly considered partners in supporting youth academic achievement by providing enriching school-related learning opportunities during the out-of-school time hours. In fact, many afterschool programs offer directed homework support, tutoring, science and math-based exploratory activities and standardized test prep. Another pedagogical strategy which supports learning and is naturally suited to youth development and afterschool programs is planned reflection time.

In the field of service-learning, planned reflection time is widely used to promote personal development and learning. Through oral and written reflection, participants give attention to the types of personal changes taking place through the activities and linking actions and effects (Leming, 2001). Too few afterschool and youth development programs include planned reflection as a standard component of everyday activities."

URL: http://www.niost.org/pdf/Mirror,%20Mirror.pdf
Posted by wrivenburgh on May 12, 2009 | Resources
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