ANY TIME! Three components: Blog (multi-media) At least

This is a very early assessment 3 briefing More detail will come later in the term We are now only going through what you need to now at this moment REMEMBER: You can read the full brief on the unit profile and ask your questions ANY TIME! Three components: Blog (multi-media) At least weekly blog entry Entries should describe and reflect upon activities and learning Reflective report 2,500 words (+/- 10%) critical self-analysis and reflection of overall learning in terms of personal development and knowledge Action plan of further development requirements Self- and Peer-Assessment Online questionnaire – watch out for communication via email around week 10 What is Reflection? Step back from a learning experience Critically review and analyse this experience A deliberate problem solving approach Feed forward to future experiences Why do we need to reflect? Apply lessons learnt to future activities Improve future performance Deeper learning Develop critical self-awareness and ability to act on it Develop action/PD plans Crucial activity for managers and leaders Why do we need to reflect in DT and entrepreneurship? “Reflection keeps the whole design activity on course.” (Glen et al., 2015, p. 184) Iterative cycles (we discussed earlier in this workshop) require action and reflection “I’m hearing my inner voice more clearly and I reflect more deeply and frequently. And with reflection, comes learning.” (Quote from Roshi Givechi, IDEO Design Director; available at: “Taking time to reflect back on the road we’ve taken to get here, and to appreciate every bump for the lessons they teach, can be incredibly helpful. Applying those lessons in ways that help us push forward, to progress in our goals, can be invaluable.” (Quote from a successful entrepreneur; available at: What is Reflective Writing? Formal and organised written version of your reflections Putting on paper some of the thought processes behind your reflection A VERY personal form of writing – it’s all about YOU May be used for various purposes, e.g.: Diaries; Academic work; Personal development; Career development and training needs analysis; Decision making; Making sense of what has happened around you; Blogging

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