Teaching and Assessing Reflective Practice in Executive Education Programs

Courtney Elizabeth Owens, Carl Gavin, Irene Roele

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Reflective practice is important to learning, especially in Executive Education programs. However, we have found that many executive education learners struggle with writing self-reflection. We have also found that educators can struggle with assessing reflective assignments as a subjective exercise. Thus the challenge lies in how to teach, and systematically assess, reflective practice. A central feature in our Executive Education programs since 2006, we share our best practices for teaching and assessing reflective practice assignment papers, including a newly developed tool. Simple yet powerful, the tool has been helpful to learners and assessors alike. The session will include an introduction to the tool, individual activities, small group discussions, and plenary discussions. This session will be of interest to conference attendees who teach or assess reflection, and/or are involved with executive education programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022


  • Teaching
  • Assessment
  • Reflection
  • Reflective practice


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