23 Reflection Questions and one sentence to finish

  1. What is your role in the community project?
  2. What were your initial expectations? Have these expectations changed? How? Why?
  3. What about your involvement working alongside the community has been an eye-opening experience?
  4. How do you motivate yourself to go to visit the community when you don’t feel like it?
  5. What specific skills have you used while working alongside the community?
  6. Describe a person you’ve encountered in the community who made a strong impression on you, positive or negative.
  7. Do you see benefits of doing community practice work? Why or why not?
  8. Has your view of the population with whom you have been working changed? How?
  9. How has the environment and social conditions affected the people you are supporting?
  10. What institutional structures are in place in the community? How do they affect the people you work with?
  11. Has the experience affected your worldview? How?
  12. Have your career options been expanded by your service experience?
  13. Why does the organisation you are working for exist?
  14. Did anything about your community involvement surprise you? If so, what?
  15. What did you do that seemed to be effective or ineffective in the community?
  16. How does your understanding of the community change as a result of your participation in this project?
  17. How can you continue your involvement with this group or social issue?
  18. How can you educate others or raise awareness about this group or social issue?
  19. What are the most difficult or satisfying parts of your work? Why?
  20. Talk about any disappointments or successes of your project. What did you learn from it?
  21. During your community work experience, have you dealt with being an “outsider” at your site? How does being an “outsider” differ from being an “insider”?
  22. How are your values expressed through your community work?
  23. What sorts of things make you feel uncomfortable when you are working in the community? Why?
  24. Complete this sentence: Because of my service-learning, I am….