Development of a Questionnaire to Measure
the Level of Reflective Thinking
DAVID KEMBER & DORIS Y. P. LEUNG WITH ALICE JONES,
ALICE YUEN LOKE, JAN MCKAY, KIT SINCLAIR, HARRISON TSE,
CELIA WEBB, FRANCES KAM YUET WONG, MARIAN WONG &
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon,
Please fill in the appropriate circle to indicate your level of agreement with statement s about your actions and thinking in this course.
B—agree with reservation
C—only to be used if a definite answer is not possible
D—disagree with reservation
1. When I am working on some activities , I can do them without thinking about what I am doing.
5. In this course we do things so many times that I started doing them without thinking about it. 9. As long as I can remember handout material for examinations , I do not have to think too much.
13. If I follow what the lecturer says, I do not have to think too much on this course.
2. This course requires us to understand concept s taught by the lecturer . 6. To pass this course you need to understand the content .
10. I need to understand the material taught by the teacher in order to perform practical tasks. 14. In this course you have to continually think about the material you are being taught.
3. I sometimes question the way others do something and try to think of a better way. 7. I like to think over what I have been doing and consider alternative ways of doing it. 11. I often reflect on my actions to see whether I could have improved on what I did. 15. I often re-appraise my experience so I can learn from it and improve for my next
4. As a result of this course I have changed the way I look at myself. 8. This course has challenged some of my firmly held ideas.
12. As a result of this course I have changed my normal way of doing things. 16. During this course I discovered faults in what I had previously believed to be right.
The questionnaire is ?2000 David Kember, Doris Y.P. Leung, Alice Jones, Alice Yuen Loke, Jan McKay, Kit Sinclair, Harrison Tse, Celia Webb, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Marian Wong and Ella Yeung. Readers are invited to use the questionnaire for evaluating their teaching and for genuine research purposes. The conditions are that they acknowledge the source as the present paper and accept that the copyright on the questionnaire is owned by the authors.
Reprinted with permission from Dr. David Kember, Educational Development Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
TEHE Ref.: R144a
Kember et al. (2000) Development of a questionnaire to measure the level of reflective thinking. Assessment &
Evaluation in Higher Education, 25 (4), 381-395.