Reflective Exam Question

Hi folks - I have copied below a question from a colleague in the School of Business and would appreciate any thoughts/resources/examples that you may be able to provide on this topic.

"I am seeking your help on setting an exam question. For the Strategic Marketing class (capstone subject), students are working in small teams (2/3) to develop a strategic marketing plan for a local firm. They live and breathe the project over 13 weeks. The assessment is worth 45% - proposal (wk5), interim plan (WK9; preliminary final plan (wk13); presentation Wk14 (monday) and final plan wk 14.

This is how 'reflect' is explained (work by Rice) Reflect: To think deeply and carefully about pedagogy, theory, practice and emerging teaching philosophy (Education ). Reflecting involves summarising emerging themes, examining the strengths and weaknesses, referring to literature that critiques or supports key concepts, and considering implications of a particular practice.

Do you have any examples from other areas?

Is this a valid exam question? (30% exam - this question could be worth 10%) If so, I feel they should have it prior to the exam - fair?

Your thoughts, suggestions would be very helpful. A new area for me."

new resource on reflective writing at UNSW

Dear All
UNSW Learning Centre has a new resource on reflective writing http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/reflect.html. Feedback welcome.
Best wishes
Sue

New resource on reflective writing

Dear All,
We also have a new resource on reflective practice, including reflective writing, at UniSA:

http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/learn/ ... elcome.htm

We always welcome feedback.
Virginia Hussin

Reflective Exam Question

Hi Alan,

I think the concept of a reflective exam question is fair provided they know that is what they are going to be required to do. Like some of the others we have added a section on reflective writing to our website (Hi Alan,

I think the concept of a reflective exam question is fair provided they know that is what they are going to be required to do. Like some of the others we have added a section on reflective writing to our website (http://owll.massey.ac.nz/aw_reflectivewriting.html) though I like the diagram on Sue's website. We found a chapter in Stella Cottrell's 2003 book Skills for success: The personal development planning handbook (Publisher Palgrave) very useful. Apart from the fact that she uses reflective exercises throughout the different sections, Chapter 7 is on reflection and in one section of this she describes different types: Question-based reflection;open reflection;synthetic reflection;develpmental reflection and evaluative reflection. She describes the kind she uses throughout the book as question-based.

Anyway it might be worth a look as it might clarify what you want them to focus on in the relfective question..

regards,
Lois


Senior Tutor
Massey University
New Zealand