Assessment Type: Reflective Journal – individual assessment – 1500 words.
Purpose: The individual reflection report is designed to allow students to evaluate their growth in
knowledge and skills throughout the subject. It is designed to encourage students to take ownership of
their learning, their performance and their outcomes. This assessment contributes specifically to Learning
Outcome a, b, c and d.
Value: 20% Due Date: 5:00 pm Sunday of Week 11
Submission: Upload a soft copy – .doc or .docx to Moodle & Turnitin
Task Details: Students need to write a reflection report discussing and analysing any two topics explored in
this course. Students are required to discuss not only their understanding of the topics, but also the
implications for their current/future role in business or work. Not only should critical thinking be
demonstrated in the reflection, students should also provide their opinions, ideas, thoughts and feelings on
the topics explored.
Students who maintain a reflective journal (see below) will find this assessment very rewarding and have
substantial data to support their reflections. The report is to be reflective and evaluative (use referenced
theory), and it is important that you offer critical insight.
Consider the following when writing a reflective journal:
1. Describe the events and your experience – What did I do/hear/see?
2. Interpret and evaluate the events from your perspective – What do I think about it now? How does it
relate to other things that I know? Explain your experience; reveal your new insights, connections with
other learning, your hypotheses, and your conclusions.3.
3. Reflect on how this information will be useful to you – What questions do I have? Have I changed how
I think about the situation? Where do I go from here?
If you have been given specific questions or tasks to perform, use these as headings to help organise your
writing adapted from the following sources:
o Morley-Warner, T. 2000, Academic writing is… A guide to writing in a university context, Centre For
Research and Education in the Arts, Sydney.
o Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2009, Study & Learning Centre, accessed 20 October 2015,
Research Requirements: Students should use a minimum of