Reflection describes the process of deriving meaning and knowledge from experience and occurs before, during, and after a service-learning project. Effective reflection engages both faculty and students in a thoughtful and thought-provoking process that consciously connects learning with experience. It is the use of critical-thinking skills to prepare for and learn from service experiences. (Glossary, National Service-Learning Clearinghouse)
Bowen, Glenn, "Reflection in Service Learning" (2007). Evaluation/Reflection. 24.