Reflective Journal.

Assessment 1 – Reflective Journal.

When to journal?
During and at the end of each unit.
Chapter 1
–    Introducing Project Management
Chapter 4
–    Implementing Project Integration Management
Chapter 5
–    Managing the Project Scope
Chapter 6
–    Introducing Project Time Management
Chapter 7
–    Introducing Project Cost Management
Chapter 8
–    Introducing Project Quality Management
Chapter 9
–    Introducing Project Human Resource Management
Chapter 10
–    Introducing Project Communications Management
Chapter 11
–    Introducing Project Risk Management
Chapter 12
–    Introducing Project Procurement Management
Chapter 13 –
To some degree the answer is up to you, but about 150 words is a rough guide.
Assessment Criteria
Make sure there are clear ideas about expectations and assessment criteria given to the students. (e.g. What can students put in their journals? What is the definition of ‘reflection’? What is the approximate length for each journal entry?)
The reflective journal for each unit should answers  the following questions



What did I learn that was new to me?

What insights did this new knowledge give to me?
did it help me see something in a new light?
did it help me understand something that I didn’t understand before?

How do I think this might be useful (in practice, in my studies, in my life)?


How did I feel about what was done? (Did it affect me emotionally and if so how?)

What did I like or enjoy and why?

What did I dislike and why?

What did I find easy to do or understand and why?

What did I find difficult or challenging to do or understand and why?


Is there any action that I will take as a result of what was done?

Do I need to plug gaps in my knowledge?

Do I need to investigate or research further?


What action did I take?

How effective did I feel the action I took was?

Maximum Mark    Description    Analysis    Personal Meaning / Impact    Action identified    Evidence of action taken
15    (1)/9 (2)/6
20    (1)/9 (2)/6    (1)/3 (2)/2
25    (1)/9 (2)/6    (1)/3 (2)/2    (1)/3 (2)/2
27    (1)/9 (2)/6    (1)/3 (2)/2    (1)/3 (2)/2    (7)/2
30    (1)/9 (2)/6    (1)/3 (2)/2    (1)/3 (2)/2    (7)/2    (7)/3
Adapted from Kathryn Pavlovich, Eva Collins, Glyndwr Jones, Developing Students’ Skills in Reflective Practice: Design and Assessment

Marking scheme:
In this journal you can recount your experiences undertaking the subject.  The things that were clear, weren’t clear, the things you found easy or found difficult, the tricks you learnt, the traps you may have fallen into, and whether you found the experience of undertaking this subject online as appropriate.  Basically, anything and everything about you and your interaction with the subject.  You’ll be asked to update your journal at the end of each unit.  Your Subject Coordinator will be the only person able to see your journal.  Marks will be awarded for completeness (all units covered) [8 marks], content (reflections, observations, critique and/or conclusions) [16 marks] and evidence of your own learning [6 marks].

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