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Assessment Task (Individual Reflective Journal)
Task Length: 1,000-1,200 words
Date Due: Week 12 (10 June 2018 Sunday before 11:55 PM via LMS Dropbox Submission
Task Weight: 20%
NO REFERENCE OWN WORDS
Task Requirements:
Students are required to upload a reflective journal entry about their learning in the Subject THT3112 by Week-12. The journal should be in between 1,000 to 1,200 words.
Your reflection may focus on the THT3112 subject content, readings, assessment or interactions with other students. You can include any combination of the following:
• Reflecting on what you have learned and thinking critically about your own feelings, thoughts, reactions and behaviours.
• Making connections between what you already know and what you are learning, between theory and practice or between key issues discussed in the course and personal experience (i.e. your experiences as a consumer, guest, traveller or employee).
• Examining how the course content has shaped your ideas about the Tourism and Hospitality industries and your future career.
Each journal entry should be a reflective and well thought out response.
Reflection means taking some time to examine your own thoughts, beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions about your understanding of a topic, a situation or a problem. When you reflect, think about your own experiences and knowledge and how you arrived at that understanding. Often our thinking has been shaped by the values of our family and culture, an embarrassing or uncomfortable situation, our religion, past teachers, newspapers and online media. There is no absolute right or wrong way to write a reflective piece.
However, the key questions in reflective thinking are how? and why? rather than what? Reflections that simply summarise content from the course (what) are unlikely to receive high scores. One of the famous reflection model is -The 4 Rs- which is outlined below:
1. In the Report stage you describe, report or retell the key elements of what you have learnt, seen or experienced.
2. In the Relate stage you draw a relationship between your current personal or theoretical understandings and identify aspects of the observation that have a personal meaning or that connect with your experience.
3. In the Reason stage you explore the relationship between theory and practice and seek a deep understanding of why something has happened. You explore or analyse a concept, event or experience by asking questions and looking for answers, reviewing the literature, considering alternatives and multiple perspectives.
4. In the Reconstruct stage you discuss improvements that could be made or identify something you need or plan to do or change. You should be able to generalise and/or apply your learning to other contexts and your future professional practice. This might involve developing general principles, formulating personal theories of teaching or taking a stand or position on an issue.
The process is designed to encourage you to address your ongoing learning from a number of standpoints, such as practical, cognitive and emotional, and from your own values, ethics and beliefs. Your reflection should be written in the first person (from your perspective) and should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. There should not be any typos. You may add photos/images and references to make your reflection interesting but do not go overboard! Keep it simple.
Criteria used to grade this task:
1. Reflect on what you have learned and thinking critically about your own feelings, thoughts, reactions and behaviours.
2. Analyse the influence of skills and knowledge acquired through the course on your experience as a consumer, guest, traveller or employee of a tourism and hospitality sector.
3. Critically reflect on how the course content has shaped your ideas about the Tourism and Hospitality industries and your future career.
Estimated Student Workload: 6-8 hours
See Separate Marking Rubric for the detailed marking allocation
Links to Subject Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes 1 and 2 are assessed in this task
Submission Details
Submissions must be online via LMS Dropbox Submission.
Feedback and Return of Work
Feedback and marks will be provided via the LMS Dropbox Submission within two weeks of submission.
IMPORTANT
Reflection means taking some time to examine your own thoughts, beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions about your understanding of a topic, a situation or a problem. When you reflect, think about your own experiences and knowledge and how you arrived at that understanding. Often our thinking has been shaped by the values of our family and culture, an embarrassing or uncomfortable situation, our religion, past teachers, newspapers and online media. There is no absolute right or wrong way to write a reflective piece.
However, the key questions in reflective thinking are how? and why? rather than what? Reflections that simply summarise content from the course (what) are unlikely to receive high scores. One of the famous reflection model is -The 4 Rs- which is outlined below:
1. In the Report stage you describe, report or retell the key elements of what you have learnt, seen or experienced.
2. In the Relate stage you draw a relationship between your current personal or theoretical understandings and identify aspects of the observation that have a personal meaning or that connect with your experience.
3. In the Reason stage you explore the relationship between theory and practice and seek a deep understanding of why something has happened. You explore or analyse a concept, event or experience by asking questions and looking for answers, reviewing the literature, considering alternatives and multiple perspectives.
4. In the Reconstruct stage you discuss improvements that could be made or identify something you need or plan to do or change. You should be able to generalise and/or apply your learning to other contexts and your future professional practice. This might involve developing general principles, formulating personal theories of teaching or taking a stand or position on an issue.
The process is designed to encourage you to address your ongoing learning from a number of standpoints, such as practical, cognitive and emotional, and from your own values, ethics and beliefs. Your reflection should be written in the first person (from your perspective) and should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. There should not be any typos. You may add photos/images and references to make your reflection interesting but do not go overboard! Keep it simple.
NO REFERENCE OWN WORDS

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