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Guidelines for completing the Reflective Journal Templates

Studies have shown that reflection upon one’s learning is key to a full learning experience. For this reason, you will be required to keep reflective journals as part of your professional development. There are two different Reflective Journal templates.

• Workshop Reflection – to be completed after attendance of each one day of workshop

• Technology Reflection – to be competed after using the technology in your work practises. Participants are required to integrate at least two new skills into their work practises after each one day of workshop attendance.

How long will it take?
As a rough guide, each journal entry should take approximately 20-30 minutes. You may take more or less time depending upon your time constraints and the amount of detailed information you wish to include. Feel free to add comments but the minimum requirements are included in the template. I suggest you check out the exemplars first for ideas on how to complete them.

What should I write?
Don’t worry about how you write. Spelling, punctuation, grammar etc are of no concern whatsoever to the program. We are trying to access experience and thoughts.

Don’t worry if you discover your answers overlap or if you feel one question has already been answered in response to another. Try to write something, no matter how brief your response may be to each question. If you find that you have nothing to comment on in certain sections note so, may be this is telling you something important about your practice?

You can access these templates from the project wiki (visagepda.wikispaces.com) and complete the templates:
1. Electronically (with Word or you can use the online survey)
2. Print off and complete them by hand.

You are not limited to space provided in the template, each section expands to…...

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