Different forms of ‘reflective activities’ in P.E.
Reflection practice is not a ‘one size fits all’ type of activity. Each student is unique and responds differently to the type of reflection activities in class.
There are two major types of ‘reflective practice’ according to Donald Schon (a famous proponent of reflective practice). These are reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action.
Reflection-in-action is thinking, revising and acting at any point during the lesson to resolve issues or to solve existing problems.
On the other hand, reflection-on-action is trying to make sense of previous performance, the choices they made during games and is usually being done at the end of the lesson.
We have done 5 different ways of reflecting during PE lessons. These are ACT, WRITE, READ, FEEL and TELL. While some might respond through oral interaction, others will respond better through writing or action.