This assignment primarily provides the opportunity to reflect on what you’ve learned in the course and also provides your instructor with qualitative feedback to improve the course.
Reflection is a purposeful activity in which you analyze experiences and your creative practice, skills, and responses to challenges to learn and improve. This contributes to your metacognitive awareness, enabling you to be more mindful of what you are doing, why, and how your skills and knowledge might be used differently in different situations.
“It is not sufficient to have an experience in order to learn. Without reflecting
on this experience it may quickly be forgotten, or its learning potential lost.”
— Graham Gibbs
By formalizing your reflections, you can demonstrate to yourself and your professor that learning is taking place. This process may involve:
Reflection is useful even if you have not been given a specific reflective assignment. It helps you to make sense of and learn from your experience. It is a critical component of creative practice.
Answer the following questions using the bold phrases below as the section headings in your response; answer each question in a separate paragraph using complete sentences, each set off with its own header; do not include the prompts in your response:
Your submission must meet all of the following specifications:
This assignment contributes the number of points indicated in Canvas towards your final grade and will be evaluated on a Complete/Incomplete basis. To be considered complete and receive credit, the document must be submitted on time and represent a thoughtful and wholehearted response to the questions outlined herein. If your work on this assignment does not meet the deliverable specifications and completion criteria, you will be asked to submit a revision at the discretion of your instructor, given the importance of reflection as a crucial component of your learning. The complete policy for revisions of work is covered in the syllabus.