Brief statement of principle
Post-practice reflection involves activities that follow successful completion of a quantitative problem aimed at helping students to understand the concepts associated with that problem and to develop abstract problem-solving schema. Such schema are a kind of knowledge component that if acquired with high feature validity will help students with solving similar (near transfer) problems, and perhaps also far-transfer problems.
Post-practice reflection activities often involve some kind of dialogue between the student and another agent (teacher, peer, or computer tutor).
Here is a sample Reflective Dialogue, incorporated within the Andes physics tutoring system (VanLehn et al., 2005):
TUTOR: Which major principle did you need to solve the problem? [Just the name, please]
STUDENT: Newton's 2nd law
TUTOR: Yes. The main difference between this problem and most of the previous N2L problems is the fact that the direction of acceleration is __________. (fill in the blank)