Due: Friday, Dec 13, 2019
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 and thus we end the course and this unit with a piece of writing that connects the general learning outcomes with specific experiences. We reflect on these experiences to learn and we arrive at that learning by writing about them.
How do you start this reflection?
First, you look back by gathering and collecting info that is necessary for describing what happened. This includes your team’s:
- bibliography (perhaps from Zotero or Mendeley)
- shared sources, including the reading you assigned and the video you showed in class
- planned discussion questions
- counter-technology or technologies
- spreadsheet of feedback from the class
It also includes thinking about:
- your posts on your team blog
- feedback you gave other panels
- feedback you gave me on your own panel
- your fact-checking and annotative work in Units 1 and 2
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 3 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 1,000 words and feel free to draw from any of the evaluations you received from the class.
- Sources. How many sources did you compile and how did you compile them? Did you use a citation manager like Zotero or Mendeley? Some other method? What did these teach you about your strategy of intervention or phenomenon? Of all the sources you encountered, why did you assign or show us the ones you did? Were there any that you encountered that you wished you could have introduced to us?
- Discussion. Based on your recollection and the class’s feedback on your performance, how would you characterize our responses to your discussion in class? What were the more memorable moments, in your opinion? Was there anything about our discussion that surprised you?
- Counter-technology. What was your counter-technology? Why did you choose it and how do you think the class received it based on their feedback?
- Participation. Reflect on your participation in this unit both as an audience/participant and a member of your team. Consider your role in researching, planning, blogging on WordPress, etc. How often did you say something in discussion? How would you characterize your feedback to other groups?
- Outcomes. 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? How and when did you make connections to other parts of the course
- Feedback on the unit and course. Should I teach a unit like this again? If so, what should I keep and what should I change? What recommendations do you have for revising this course in the future — what is worth keeping and what is worth rethinking?