Reflection

Order Description

Requirements for the reflective report

An important part of your learning on this module arises from reflection on your lecture, workshop and independent study activities. The reflective report is an important part of your critical evaluation assignment; it represents 10% of the total coursework score. To support this, you are required to keep a learning log during the course.

We suggest that you write in your log at least three times a fortnight, reflecting on:

• the lecture activities
• the workshop activities
• independent group or individual study activity

Requirement

You are expected to submit:

• a 500 word reflective report, drawing on your entries in your learning log and overview of log entries, on how your learning has developed during the first section of the course, up to the date of submission of the coursework. Two copies are required. You must also submit a record of your meetings with your supervisor.

The assessment criteria for this reflective report are as follows. The reflective report must cover both descriptive and subjective aspects:

Objective

• comprehensive and clear observations of events arising from the learning activities taking place in lectures, workshops and independent study
• clear overview of log entries to support the reflective report. (see further guidance below)
• clear audit trail between reflective report and the log/overview of log entries.
word count showing that the report does not exceed 500 words. You are not allowed to exceed the word limit under any circumstances. If you exceed the word limit we will stop reading once 500 words have been reached and nothing further will be taken into in the allocation of marks so you will be penalised for a failure to be concise and for failing to conclude your work appropriately.
Subjective

A good range of subjective description: indicating a depth and thoroughness of reflection, and indicating a developing self-awareness of self and others
e.g. for self and interactions with others

• what was learnt
• what was felt
• the identification areas of difficulties and enjoyment
• the identification of strengths and weaknesses
• how strengths were/can be built on
• how weaknesses were/can be addressed
• how actions/behaviour changed
• how beliefs/views changed
Here is the form that we use when we mark your learning log and reflective report:
Accounting in Context – Marking Scheme for Reflective Report based on the Learning Log
Student Number………………………

Mark
Total marks
A comprehensive learning log with clear objective descriptions

Complete original learning log (If your learning log is incomplete, because you have missed sessions or failed to keep it up then this will affect your ability to meet the assessment criteria).

Containing objective descriptions: a comprehensive and clear observations of events arising from the learning activities taking place in:
• lectures
• workshops
• independent study

Clear overview of log entries to support the reflective report (overview to be included at the end of the log and should highlight key events)

Clear audit trail between reflective report and log

A good range of subjective description: indicating a depth and thoroughness of reflection and indicating a developing self-awareness of self and others

e.g. for self and interactions with others
• what was learnt
• what was felt
• the identification areas of difficulties and enjoyment
• the identification of strengths and weaknesses
• how strengths were/can be built on
• how weaknesses were/can be addressed
• how actions/behaviour changed
• how beliefs/views changed