Reflecting on practice experiences

This page offers a list of resources and activities to help students reflect on their workplace learning (WPL) experience using mobile technology:

  1. Selecting the appropriate mobile technology functions for reflection
  2. GPS for WPL resources

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1/ Selecting the appropriate mobile technology functions for reflection

Students need to reflect at deeper levels and move from reporting on their practice to reflecting on what they did for their WPL. Helping them articulate their reasoning and better understand why they have done what they have on placement and rethink how they could improve on their actions, can be done using mobile technology.

Though students need to be selective about what they share through a blog, university online forums, their own established online learning group, in social media network groups etc., following are some examples that can help plan reflective practice. Students can take notes using an electronic log book, record their thoughts with a voice recorder or take photographs. They can then review their notes by focusing on points that need clarifying or things that need to be improved. They can also choose to share their reflection with peers, experts, academic teaching staff or staff on placement, other practitioners across settings or a combination of these. They can then go online and pose purposeful reflective questions to their online learning network.

The following table can help students choose from the many affordances of mobile technology to structure reflecting on practice experiences. An example is provided to illustrate how the table can be used.

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2/ GPS for WPL resources

For more relevant bite size information, tasks and further reading, refer students to the following links in the GPS for WPL, an online resource for students to navigate the WPL landscape with mobile technology:

downloadDownload these sample tasks and activities as a ‘doc’ file.