An overview of what you understand reflection in a professional setting to mean / involve. How and why reflection is a useful skill and tools to use in your professional life.

Because reflective writing involves constructing your knowledge (i.e. your learning) through your own experience and your reflection upon that experience, it will be useful to write in the first person (“I”).  The usual rule of academic writing to avoid the first person should be ignored.

 

Your reflections should be based on your own experience. It will be useful to refer to the criteria sheet for the assessment so you know the basis on which your reflections will be assessed. You are encouraged to include

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The journal comprises three parts:

 

Students are required to complete a reflective journal. This enables students to describe and evaluate their learning experience throughout the project and to identify areas for self-improvement.

The journal comprises three parts:

  • An overview of what you understand reflection in a professional setting to mean / involve. How and why reflection is a useful skill and tools to use in your professional life.

 

  • A report and evaluation of the team work component of the project. This should include identifying at least one critical incident which illustrate what you learnt about working in teams, what you learnt from other disciplines in teams and how that has impacted on your professional development (critical incidents can be positive or negative, an interesting interaction or an ordinary everyday experiences but which prompt personal development or understanding)

 

  • What was the context of the incident?
  • Describe what happened.
  • What made the incident ‘critical’ (significant) for you?
  • What were the key issues/themes within the critical incident?
  • How did you deal with the incident?
  • Why did you intervene/react as you did?
  • What were you trying to achieve?
  • What were your concerns at the time?
  • What were you thinking about as it was taking place?
  • What were your feelings during and after the incident?
  • What help/support and feedback were needed? Did you receive this?
  • What were the consequences of the incident (for self, clients, colleagues)?
  • What might you do differently next time something similar occurs?
  • How might this incident influence your future practice in the workplace?

 

  • An Overall Reflection on how your professional identity has developed throughout the project.

Some questions/points to help guide you:

  • What are your strengths?
  • What might you need to improve?
  • What have you learnt about the industry/organisation?

 

 

 

Suggested reading:

Boud, D. (2001). Using journal writing to enhance reflective practice. In English, L. M. and Gillen, M.

  1. (Eds.) Promoting Journal Writing in Adult Education. New Directions in Adult and Continuing

Education No. 90. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 9-18.


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PAPER DETAILS
Academic LevelCollege (3-4 years: Junior, Senior)
Subject AreaMulti-Disciplinary Project
Paper Type APA
Number of Pages5 Page(s)/1375words
Sources2
Paper FormatMLA
SpacingDouble spaced

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