Many courses and awards aimed at those working with people require the learner to write ‘critically', ‘reflectively', ‘reflexively' or, more scarily, all three. This is often required in assignments and portfolios but it is also expected that learners will write learning logs, reflective diaries or reflective journals. This learning object is designed to help you to work through the ‘what', ‘why' and ‘how' questions that you may have about this expectation. It is hoped that this resource will be useful to those working at SCQF levels 9 and 10 and you are free to use the material in any way which meets your particular needs.
A video case study is presented as part of this learning object. The journal entries associated with it are among the examples offered and are referred to from various parts of the learning object, as well as from the video case study page. Since you can work through this learning object in any order you wish, you may like to view that case-study now, or wait until you have worked through some of the other parts of the learning object
Words in blue link to other parts of the learning object, to theory or an example, words in green link to the glossary and words in orange link to references. Just click on the coloured words for more information. This learning object includes a number of examples of students' work and these are in italics.
The terms 'student' and 'worker' are sometimes used interchangeably in this learning object as the students are workers in the practice learning context.
Meanwhile you might want to start with ‘What is it?'
Author and Copyright
© 2009 Scottish Social Services Council. This material was written for the SSSC by Mary Coles and Moira Dunworth. This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 UK : Scotland License. This means you are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work; and to make derivative works on condition that you credit SSSC and do not use the work for commercial purposes. For full details of the licence please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/scotland/