Value: Marked out of 100 and worth 30%
Length: 1,500 words (or equivalent) +/- 10%
Submission method: Course StudyDesk assessment submission area
Reflective practice forms the basis for all professional work. To become effective as a professional, an individual should develop a reflective stance so that they can learn from their experience. Therefore, developing a reflective capacity amongst learners is an integral theme within this course.
This assessment item focuses on your ability to engage in reflective practice. The purpose of this assessment is to provide you with the opportunity to reflect and comment on:
A reflective journal is a collection of thoughts, ideas, and learnings that you articulate on paper. These thoughts can consist of a few lines, a paragraph or more up to two pages long supported by references. There may be a part of the course that you find more interesting and challenging than another so this aspect may warrant you writing a much larger reflection.
You should use references in such a way that they inform and explain your reflective journal. Please note that the journal is not simply a collection of your thoughts. Rather, it is a collection of thoughts and ideas gleaned from the course backed up by relevant theory.
WHAT ASPECTS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR REFLECTIVE JOURNAL ENTRY:
Your 1,500 word reflective journal entry will be in the format of a Word document and the audience for this journal is your USQ course examiner. In the reflective piece, you need to identify and discuss the two following key areas for reflection:
The final product you submit is your reflective journal presented in a Word document. Use Harvard AGPS referencing protocols. The layout and structure of your reflective journal is flexible, but it must maintain a professional appearance, contain sound English expression, and any images or diagrams that are included must be professional. Remember to use professional language and that your reflective journal entry should reflect your own experiences, reflections, and evaluations based on evidence.
|Assessment 3: Reflective Journal Entry
|· Reflection as a leader practitioner based on your understandings from this course:||35|
|· Reflection on the relationship between theories learned in your program and practices you have observed in life experiences:||35|
|· Journal entry reflects a professional appearance, sound English expression, and Harvard referencing protocols.||30|