Assessment #3: Individual Reflective Learning Log (“RLL”) – Instructions
Why use a Reflective Learning Log?
Learning logs are sometimes referred to as learning journals and they are used for a wide range of reasons and fill several different purposes. Some of these that are relevant for this Unit include[footnoteRef:1]: [1: Jenever, A. M. (2007). Reflection in Learning & Professional Development. Theory & Practice.]
- To record experiences
- To develop learning in ways that enhance other learning by valuing personal observation and knowledge
- To deepen the quality of learning, in the form of critical thinking or developing a questioning attitude
- To enable the learner to understand their own learning process
- To facilitate learning from experience
- To increase active involvement in learning and personal ownership of learning
- To increase the ability to reflect and improve the quality of learning
- To enhance problem-solving skills
- To enhance professional practise or the professional self in practice
- To enhance the personal valuing of the self towards self-empowerment, and
- To foster reflective and creative interaction in a group
Instructions for Completion:
- This RLL is a specified assessment requirement for Unit TMGT603 as per page 11 of the Unit Outline.
- The due date for lodgment is the end of Week 11 of Term 1, 2022. Details appear on the home page of the TMGT603 Moodle.
- The RLL is designed to assist your own learning and skills development throughout this Unit. It is not just a diary or record of “What you have done”, but a record of what you have learned, tried and critically reflected upon. It is a personal record of your own learning. As such it is a document which is unique to you and cannot be ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. A Learning Log helps you to record, structure, think about, reflect upon, plan, develop and evidence your own learning.
- To be effective, the RLL MUST be completed on a weekly basis as you involve yourself in this Unit, and in this way, you should be constantly referring to the RLL throughout this Unit and evidence, by critical reflection, your learning journey.
- The contents of the RLL should be detailed and not merely single-word entries. Fuller explanations of your thoughts must be provided. Do not include a list of unconnected bullet points. This must be completed using full narrative sentences.
- Ensure that you follow the detailed instructions for each section of the RLL and provide adequate information that evidences your own learning and development as you synthesise the course materials into your personal thoughts and philosophy, remembering to link your written reflections to the Learning Outcomes identified on Pages 2 and 3 of the Unit Outline learning. In this way, your reflections should correlate to those Learning Outcomes ensuring that you clearly identify what these have meant to you and how you achieved these.
- The RLL should contain a minimum of 2,500 words that support your reflection processes. Each Entry should contain approximately 250-300 words. Given the nature of this activity, there should be NO REFERENCES included in your RLL.
- Ensure that you are familiar with the Marking Rubric which has been uploaded onto the Home Page of the TMGT603 Moodle
- Further instructions on the completion of the RLL will be provided during Workshops.
Reflective Learning Log
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(NOTE: This is to be written in the personal sense. The language is about you and what you are thinking and how a range of actions and thoughts are impacting your learning and therefore your own development)
- Date of Entry
(Insert the date of your entry into the learning log)
- Describe the activity that resulted in this Entry
(Describe the activity that you are discussing and include any aspects of the activity that you believe are relevant to your reflection. The activity is the trigger that caused the reflection.)
- What did I think I might learn from this event?
(Describe what you thought you were going to learn from this event before your actual involvement and before it unfolded)
- What did I learn from this activity?
(Identify what you learnt from your involvement in this event and suggest, if relevant, why there may be a difference between this, and your views expressed in number 3 above. Upon reflection what was it about the event as it unfolded that potentially caused this difference?)
- How will I apply what I have learned?
(Identify how you will apply your learnings identified in 4 above through your ongoing studies in this unit, as well as describe what you may have learnt about yourself in this process)