The Deal Reflection Prompt

The DEAL Reflection Prompt is a nationally-recognized way of promoting high-quality, thoughtful student reflection. The reflection prompt has three basic parts:

Description: Students are asked to provide a brief description of the experience or content they are reflecting on.

Examination: Students are asked to critically examine what they learned.

Analysis of Learning: Students are asked to critically reflect on the process of learning.

A standardized version of this prompt will be used for assessing the Collaboration and Metacognition learning goals, as well as many of the Engagement requirements. Copies of the DEAL prompts for the above learning goals and Engagements can be found on the Course Proposal Forms Page.

For a PowerPoint slideshow about the DEAL method of reflection, click here.

For a helpful website about the DEAL method of reflection, click here.