Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rachel Forgasz


This unit develops students' working knowledge of a range of conceptualisations of reflection and its place in professional practice. Students are encouraged to consider their identities as reflective practitioners and are supported to develop skills to reflect on and interpret critical moments in workplace practice.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop their working knowledge of the concepts of reflection and reflective learning
  2. identify their values around the construction of knowledge and their identities as reflective professionals
  3. apply reflective approaches to interpreting critical moments in practice.


Reading review (1200-1600 words, 40%)
Case development and interpretation (2400-2800 words, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 18 contact hours per semester
  • 6 hours of online activity per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

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