Reflective Case Study

Reflective Case Study Guidelines for Assessment – 2015 The Reflective Case Study will be: Contextualised and relate to an event/s, situation/s that have impacted on the candidates work and have caused them to learn more about becoming a professional involved in image appreciation or improving the way that they work. • A reflective self analysis/critique of the personal journey located within the context and the events/ situations. • Clarification of what the candidate has learned about themselves in the process and how they have changed their behaviour and/ or thinking as a result. • Reflective Case Study Structure and Assessment Criteria (Moon (2003); Boud, 2006) Structure and Elements i.The intervention/events are introduced and the organisational purpose for the events are described. ii. The organisational and social context is established and the intervention/ events are described; stakeholders and others involved are identified. The writer places him or herself in the centre when writing about these events. (Writing in the First person is acceptable in this type of case study). iii. The writer analyses the events i.e. what happened, what decisions the writer made and why (how did reflection influence the writer’s decisions and new/ next actions), the perspectives and reactions of others, the continuing responses of the writer (i.e. the social interaction) and the journey to resolution or some ‘end point’ (common ground). iv. The writer may critique his/her own analysis and in particular the writer’s involvement in the process of generating the end point. (Comment/critical thinking and questioning on personal behaviour/actions; a comment on reactions/emotions present in the event/s) is appropriate to identify learning. v. (Any) additional ideas and further observations may be introduced ( i.e. relevant other knowledge, experience, feelings, intuitions and suggestions from others, e.g. new information, to illustrate how the writer comes to understand what happened. Sources should be appropriately referenced. vi. A summary of the writer’s learning about image appreciation, and about themselves as image appreciator. The writer shows how the experience of the event has contributed to better equip them to deal with challenges they may face as a potential image reporter. Overall assessment: Reflective thinking is present: The Candidate appears able to work with unstructured material, links relevant theory with practice, views the events/ issues from different points of view, is able to ‘step back’ from the situation, and to construct and reconstruct a position that reflects their understanding of their own learning process. There is a sense of moving on e.g. there is identification of a new area for further reflection or a new question is framed. There is a sense that the learning is dynamic. Candidate demonstrates enhancement/personal growth of the professional self in practice. The Candidate turns experience into learning.

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