A formalisation of the assessment of reflective learning logs together with a marking scheme is proposed. It is currently being used for a programme of professional training leading to an MSc in Water and Environmental Management. It has been analysed using student feedback and statistical analysis of the three forms of assessment for the programme: a technological assignment, a written examination and a reflective learning log for each module. The evidence supports the use of reflective learning logs to promote a significant enhancement of learning and understanding in a programme. Programme designers and directors need to decide whether the benefits of using this assessment method outweigh the costs of using a marking process that requires intellectual energy and insight and which may also be more time consuming.
|Translated title of the contribution||Making reflection count|
|Pages (from-to)||25 - 31|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2006|