Reflection and Writing Learning Statements


Reflection allows you to recapture experiences by thinking about them and evaluating them to determine what learning occurred. Reflection is an active process which involves making connections between underlying beliefs and knowledge.

Click here to help you organize and reflect on work product you would like to use in your prior learning assessment.

Please click here for more questions as you continue to reflect.

You can click here for a variety of templates that may help you organize your reflections.

Learning Statements

Once you have reflected on your prior learning you have to connect that learning to criteria you are being assessed against.

If you are creating an academic portfolio your learning statements must be designed around the learning outcomes of the courses that you prove equivalency to in your portfolio.

While learning statements can be formatted and organized in a variety of ways, you should correlate your learning to Blooms Taxonomy. Blooms verbs will add weight to your learning statements and the content area specialist will know how the verbs correspond to the depth of learning you want to display. 

Bloom's Pyramid and Verbs

Bloom's Description

Resource for reflection

Self Assessment in Portfolios


Creating a portfolio helped me to better understand myself, my frame of reference as well as further my career.

  • – Dorothy
  •    Child and Youth Care
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I have used parts of my portfolio to demonstrate competencies for job interviews and to explain the benefits of portfolio development to members of my team and organization.

  • – Peter
  •    Adult Education (ADED)
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