Thank you for the feedback. As a learner, I often feel more engaged and interested in participating when I am given some choice. This is particularly true when a discussion prompt doesn’t elicit a strong reaction from me. It feels hard to be genuine in a response when it doesn’t strike a chord and different questions may feel more relevant or meaningful to different learners.
I agree that reflection is incredibly powerful and especially in a practice profession, this is where so much of the integration of learning happens.