I have read some of your reflections. Most have the same common gap in term of the reflection task. Other than that I am very happy with your response to both classes and am very glad you had a good chemistry with Miss Hazrati.
Now let’s get down to the reflection problem since it will contribute to 40% of your marks. Please googgle what “reflection in education means”. Here is an example. There were many definitions given in the example link but in short what I expected from you is a reflection which includes 5 elements as defined by Dewey (Dewey 1933: 118) or 3 elements as redefined by Boud, Keogh and Walker (1985). In short, I expected your reflection to include the following elements as Boud, Keogh and Walker (1985) rephrase or redefined Dewey’s work. For them reflection is an activity in which people ‘recapture their experience, think about it, mull it over and evaluate it’. They rework Dewey’s five aspects into three.
- Returning to experience – that is to say recalling or detailing salient events.
- Attending to (or connecting with) feelings – this has two aspects: using helpful feelings and removing or containing obstructive ones.
- Evaluating experience – this involves re-examining experience in the light of one’s intent and existing knowledge etc. It also involves integrating this new knowledge into one’s conceptual framework. (ibid: 26-31).
So dear all, please make sure your third reflection onwards cover all these three aspects to make sure you get full marks. The top 10 reflections will be selected for grading purposes towards the 40% carry marks on this task alone. So please think about it seriously and enjoy doing it.