What Kinds of Things Might I be Asked to Reflect Upon?
Listed below are topics or scenarios you may be required to reflect upon throughout your studies.
A practical (hands on) learning experience in your unit, such as:
- Nursing – a clinical placement
- Education – a teaching practicum in a school
- Occupational Therapy – a facility placement or internship
- Architecture – a group project.
A review of what you are learning in your unit, such as:
- Your personal views of what you are learning in relation to the unit’s contents
- Comparing and making links between what you are learning and the knowledge you bring with you
- An evaluation of your own beliefs, assumptions and values and how they are changing through your studies.
Responding to a set reading, image, podcast or other form of text, such as:
- Explaining your understanding of the main ideas
- Describing what ideas you agree or disagree with and why
- How the main ideas are significant in relation to other texts you are reading or examining
- How the text is challenging your own thinking and assumptions.
A past experience, e.g.:
- A major cross roads in your life
- What influenced you to come to university? This could be a series of sequential experiences or one particular incident.
To identify and examine your own thinking, i.e.:
- What are my beliefs about life in general?
- What are my ethical values?
- What are my social/cultural attitudes?
- What assumptions do I make about being a university student?
- What are my needs and why have I chosen this particular course/discipline?
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