Example of Reflective Journal Essay

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Examples of reflective writing
Example of reading log
Here are some examples of reflective writing in Education, focusing on school experience rounds.

EDF1302 Assessment 2: Observation and analysis
While on fieldwork, I observed a number of learning situations and while doing this I took notes on the presence of pedagogical dimensions. For this piece I will be exploring the dimensions of Intellectual Quality and Supportive Classroom Environment respectively. I will begin with the description of the learning situation and then explore how the particular dimensions are evident within them. I will identify the particular elements of these dimensions, I felt existed, and also make reference to those, which appeared absent in the learning
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For example: favourite food, where they live, their, friends etc. The children then produced their individual concepts but were encouraged to discuss their thoughts and ideas with their peers. The teacher then asked the students to write a diary entry of that character, written by that character. They were required to include all the elements that the teacher had written on the board. Once the children wrote their diary entries they were given the opportunity to share with the class, their final piece.
Academic engagement
"Any given student will be engaged in different ways in different tasks – at times, even with regard to the same task."
(Making Engagement Central, Chapter 1, Class handout)
The teacher sensed this disengagement and began one on one discussions to get those students minds back on the task she had set the class. This seemed to help these children who set back to work with new-found inspiration. Was it that they didn't understand the task properly that they decided to rebel or give up? In this situation it appeared to be the case.
I also seemed to think if the teacher had a higher level of expectation of her students that it may have lead to higher levels of engagement. The excitement was initially there it just needed to be maintained. An idea may have been to have children share their progress as they went along with the task, the children appeared from other lessons to love this idea of

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