Reflective writing is about describing your process of decision making, but also analyzing the outcomes by considering factors that you could control as well as how you responded to the ones you could not. At the core of reflective writing is accountability to our own learning. We reflect to learn and we arrive at that learning by writing about it.
How do you start?
First, you look back by gathering and collecting info that is necessary for describing what happened. This includes your panel’s:
- Zotero bibliography
- chosen readings
- Twitter questions
- in-class questions
- counter-technology or technologies
- spreadsheet of feedback from the class
It also includes thinking about:
- your tweets (which I will give you as a spreadsheet)
- feedback you gave four other panels
- feedback you gave me on your panel
Toward that end, answer the following questions in a Google Doc that is saved in your WRT folder in your Rowan Google Drive. Put your name and date at the top and title the document “Unit 2 Reflection.” Simply use a numbered list as you answer these in order. There is no need for an intro or conclusion, but try to be specific with your answers. Aim for 800-1,000 words.
- How many readings did you compile in your Zotero bibliography and what did these teach you about your phenomenon? Of all the readings you skimmed, read, and studied, why did you assign the ones you did? Were there any that you read that you wished you could have assigned us?
- Based on your recollection and the class’s feedback on your performance, how would you characterize our responses to your discussion online and in class? Which questions elicited the best responses? Was there anything about our discussion that surprised you?
- What was your counter-technology? Why did you choose it and how do you think the class received it based on their feedback?
- Reflect on your participation in this unit. How many times did you tweet? How often did you say something in discussion? How would you characterize your feedback to other groups?
- What is one thing from our conversations that stuck with you? What will you do differently, if anything, online? What more do you want to know or learn about after this unit?
- Should I teach a unit like this again? If so, what should I keep and what should I change?
This is due by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 28.