Assessment 3: Reflective writing - Reflective Report and Learning Plan (45%)
This final assignment is a written account of your learning experience during this session. It is based on your learning plan which was submitted as part of your first assessment. This assessment consists of two key elements:
1. Reflective Report (25%): 1700 words (excluding reference list at the end and Appendix)
Write a reflective report based on your final learning plan. This report MUST consist of a minimum of four (4) academic references from the myReadings list. You are required to cite these sources both in-text and at the end in your reference list using Harvard or APA 6th edition. It is essential that you use the appropriate reflective style of writing with a report format for this assignment using headings and sub-headings (submission is via Turnitin with an Assignment Cover Sheet). To be more specific, your reflective report should include the following information:
Self-evaluate your learning development and learning experiences in this unit. Provide examples, taken from your learning plan, of personal learning goals. Evaluate your outcomes (e.g. Did I achieve my goals? What is my evidence to support this claim?); and reflect on your learning in relation to unit content (e.g. What did I learn? What strategies worked and why? How does this relate to knowledge and skills learnt in this unit? What will I do differently in the future?).
Identify barriers to your learning and strategies you used to overcome them (e.g. How did I overcome my barriers?).
Identify learning strategies you will adopt in future learning situations (e.g. What will I do differently in the future for each of my learning goals?).
Describe the academic skills learnt in this unit that is required in your discipline of study (e.g. Business, Tourism, Health, Science, and Arts).
Identify some clear recommendations. Present concrete strategies to improve your learning skills for your future studies and/or professional career (e.g. How will you use or adapt your strategies in your future learning?).
Appendix: Your updated learning plan presented in a table format in landscape.
2. Final Learning Plan (20%): No word limit
This is an update of your original learning plan, which you submitted in Assessment 1, incorporating an evaluation and reflection of your progress this session. The development, review, reflection, and modification of your learning plan is required to be evident throughout the session. Your final learning plan is an updated version of the first one you submitted for Assessment 1. The only difference is that your final learning plan includes a fourth column where you will review and reflect upon your progress and achievements (Review and Reflection). It includes modifications and additions based on your ongoing reflections (e.g. You may add in more barriers and strategies). It should also incorporate the feedback received on your initial learning plan submitted in Week 3 (Assessment 1). The feedback you received on your first learning plan will assist you with completing your final learning plan. Do not delete anything you were not asked to remove. Any additions or changes need to be in a different coloured font (e.g. red or blue) so that your updates are easily identified. Your final learning plan is marked based on a demonstration of your ongoing review, reflection, and modification.