Learning Reflection Assignment

32931 Technology Research Methods: Assignment 1B

Learning Reflection Assignment (Assignment 1B)

In Assignment 1A you outlined a learning plan for the completion of the TRM subject. In Assignment 1B you are required to reflect on the success of that plan and give an overview of what you learned over the course of the semester.

Guidelines

  • Your reflective essay should consist of a brief summary of what your learning intentions were for TRM, followed by an overview of how successful your plan was. In doing so you should give an indication of the course components you took and what you learned from each. You should also discuss if there were major differences between your initial plan (assignment 1A) and what you actually did.
  • Discussion of what you learned might include an detail on a problem you have solved, an overview of a new technique you were exposed to or an example of some other work you completed. This could involve the development of a toy model for you to show you took material from the course and could apply it independently, or by analysing some of your own data using a learning technique.
  • Your discussion should include the full 6cp of work that you were expected to carry
  • While an essay is typically considered a coherent single piece of narrative, in this case it may be appropriate to have specific sections for each course component you You may also comment on what course options you would like to see UTS offer.
  • Your reflection should be ~3000 words in length.
  • Assessments should be submitted through UTS Online.

Marking

 

 

High Distinction 85-100%             Work of outstanding quality and clarity. A HD reflective assignment will (HD)      be written clearly and concisely and offer a thorough overview of what was achieved/learned through the course of TRM. Clear evidence of that learning, through non-module related work, will be presented. It will form a coherent narrative with attention given to grammar, spelling and comprehensibility; use of figures will be appropriate to the work under discussion. It will leave the reader with few, if any, open questions and give confidence that the coursework was approached with a professional attitude. It will provide a strong critical appraisal of the work carried out and offer a clear pathway for future learning plans.

Distinction (D) 75-84% Work of superior quality. A D reflective assignment will be written clearly and concisely and offer a thorough overview of what was achieved/learned through the course of TRM but will suffer from the occasional lack of clarity or skip details in coverage of the work carried out. Clear evidence of that learning will be presented. It will form a coherent narrative with attention given to grammar, spelling and comprehensibility, but with the occasional piece of awkward prose; use of figures will be appropriate to the work under discussion. It will leave the reader with few open questions and give confidence that the coursework was approached with a professional attitude. It will provide a critical appraisal of the work carried out and offer a clear pathway for future learning plans.
Credit (C) 65-74% Work of good quality.  Such a reflective assignment will be written clearly and concisely and offer a good overview of what was achieved/learned through the course of TRM but may suffer from lack of clarity or skip a number of details related to the work carried out. It will form a coherent narrative with attention given to grammar, spelling and comprehensibility, but with patches of awkward prose, or sections where the writing loses flow; use of figures will largely be appropriate to the work under discussion. It may leave the reader with open questions but will give confidence that the coursework was largely approached with a professional attitude. It will provide a critical appraisal of some of the work carried out.
Pass (P) 50-64% Work of satisfactory quality. To pass this assessment the reflective assignment must cover the basics of what was carried, and illustrate that 6cp of coursework was attempted. The writing for a pass mark is likely to be more perfunctory and of lower quality than that for credit and above, and may have some lower quality grammar and narrative flow; figures used may not be wholly appropriate for the purpose they intend to illustrate. The work is likely to offer a number of open questions and provide little though on how the learning plan can be developed further.
Fail <50% Work showing unsatisfactory achievement. A Fail grade is likely if the piece of work does not show evidence of having completed 6cp worth of study material. Additionally, an assignment that is not well structured, poorly written, and does not contain the key components discussed in the guidelines will result in a Fail