"Reflection activities provide the bridge between community service activities and the educational content of the course. Reflection activities direct the student's attention to new interpretations of events and provide a means through which the community service can be studied and interpreted, much as a text is read and studied for deeper understanding."
(From R. Bringle & J. Hatcher (1999) "Reflection in Service Learning: Making Meaning of Experience" in Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit (2000), Campus Compact: Providence, RI)
"The term structured reflection is used to refer to a thoughtfully constructed process that challenges and guides students in
Examining critical issued related to their service-learning project
Connecting the service experience to course work
Enhancing the development of civic skills and values
Assisting students in finding personal relevance in the work