Secondary Category

Absolute Number of Reflection Items (%)

Example of Reflection Items

Self awareness (SeA)

Classifying one’s feelings

27 (11)

“At first, it was very hard to think of one thing that would focus me and answer all the requirements. After thinking for a (long) while, I came to the conclusion that the course was very challenging for me ... but after dealing with every subject, it became very easy.”

Relating feelings and thoughts to behavior

11 (4)

“In a virtual environment, it is possible to make mistakes without suffering consequences. The student is placed inside the activity and causes the action itself to take place.”

“I was amazed to discover the advantages of virtual reality for those with special needs: flexibility, motivation, independence, security and active learning experiences.”

Accurate self-assessment of strengths and challenges

38 (15)

“First of all, it’s important for me to note that in this course, I unequivocally discovered my strengths and weaknesses. There is no question that I had difficulty with some of the tasks.”


16 (6)

“I think the table helped me a lot in reaching the outcome. At first, I did not know what I wanted and I was confused, but finally, by adding additional columns to the table, I got what I wanted.”


7 (3)

“I started searching the internet for all kinds of topics in our everyday life, and this time I was optimistic that I would find something meaningful with an educational message or educational content―something that would give me a good feeling, or actual pleasure to work with.”

Self Management (SM)

Regulating one’s emotions

7 (3)

“Despite the burden of planning this assignment and the other tasks, and despite the fact that I am afraid every time I start a new task, I am glad to have had the opportunity to plan activities from different fields using various aids.”

Managing stress

6 (2)

“The thinking process began with frustration and pressure. I did not understand what was expected of me in this task, or how this creation would look in the end, especially since I really do not connect to the technological aspect of the lesson, which made it difficult for me to think about creating. Later, when I found an idea, everything went smoothly, and I even found myself connecting to a serious place within me, and had a desire to pass on the message.”

“In the virtual world task, I could not understand why I was doing this and where it would lead me, so there were quite a few difficulties. Eventually, to my great joy, I managed to overcome them, and I was able to carry out the task in the best way possible.”


43 (17)

“The table was excellent and helped me focus the idea and see a whole picture: what I wanted to achieve, what it gave me and how it connects to my personal life.”

“I came up with a number of ideas for learning about the mathematics of one through ten in relation to the daily routine of kindergarten teachers and children. I felt that I was competent in this task.”


6 (2)

“I would like to point out that the instructions in the model were detailed and easy to understand, which helped to replace apprehension with a sense of confidence and motivation.”

Setting and achieving goals

2 (1)

“We decided to plan a creation that …” and “...that the creation should be used in various ways.”

Social Awareness (SoA)

Perspective taking

6 (2)

“I found this task very creative and interesting. It expands horizons and encourages students to look at their work from several different perspectives.”

“The pyramid represents my group members and me as a whole, with each of us contributing to the process and helping to reach the complete product.”


- (0)

Respecting diversity

11 (4)

“Another good thing is that this task gave every member of the group a place to express themselves and their desires for educational creativity. After each person had built the table individually and thought about the things that were important to him or her, we tried to formulate an integrated creation that would represent a combination of all our goals. In my opinion, this is an important part of the success of the work.”