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ERIC Number: EJ1113727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
Undergraduate Reflective Journaling in Work Integrated Learning: Is It Relevant to Professional Practice?
Edgar, Susan; Francis-Coad, Jacqueline; Connaughton, Joanne
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v14 n3 p147-156 2013
This paper presents the research findings from a study reviewing graduates' opinions on completing online reflective journaling tasks during work integrated learning as an undergraduate. The study was divided into two parts with an initial focus group conducted with six physiotherapy graduates seven months following graduation. Findings from the focus group guided the development of a questionnaire sent to graduates nine months after course completion. Results from both the focus group and questionnaire (n = 25) highlighted the benefits of online, structured, assessed reflective writing tasks. Graduates provided specific examples of their personal and professional development and perceived benefits from undertaking reflective journaling during work integrated learning. These findings may have application across a wide variety of tertiary courses of study with work integrated learning incorporated into curriculum. [Papers included in this "Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education" ("APJCE") Special Issue stem from selected manuscripts from the Australian Collaborative Education Network Annual Conference 2012.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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