Reflective practice is NOT easy but is critical to your professional development. It assists with increasing self-awareness which is a key foundation of emotional intelligence, it enables you to make intelligent decisions about how to move ahead with your learning requirements and about your future career plans.
The structure of this reflection encourages you to reflect strategically on what you have learned through progressing through the PIIT unit and hopefully encourages you not only to think about your next stage of development but the importance of lifelong learning. The concept of professionalism is strongly associated with the skills of reflection and lifelong learning.
For your reflection on Interpersonal issues you must answer the THREE compulsory questions (see below) and TWO of the optional questions (see below). Do not answer all questions.
You will be assessed on evidence of the level of your critical analysis and reflection on these topics.
Compulsory items – Answer A, B & C:
A. What was your goal/motivation in deciding to embark on the type of degree you are studying? When you enrolled into PIIT, how did you envisage PIIT fitting into your overall goal/motivation? Has the unit made you re-evaluate the type of degree or major/specialisation you have chosen and the career path you had planned? How have your aspirations and plans changed because of what you have learnt in the unit?
B. What kinds of behaviours might be important for an ICT professional working in a group or team with members from a wide variety of different backgrounds (e.g. diversity of skills, gender, age, religion and ethnicity)? In what ways, did you contribute to a sound team performance? What could you have done better to make sure your team worked better? How could you have helped others in your team to perform better?
C. Describe how YOU have taken ownership of your own learning in this unit. How did you seek out extension material, go deeper in pursuit of knowledge, what methods did you use (for example did you Link-in with industry guests, did you subscribe to industry e-zines, social media feeds, did you become a member of a professional body, did you attend a networking event or visit the Swinburne Careers Service. A unit of study cannot provide ALL foundational and extension learning on a particular body of knowledge. As learners, we should seek out our own pathways to knowledge to continue along the trajectory of being an ICT professional.
Other items – choose ANY TWO:
What are your most memorable moments of PIIT, and why, with emphasis on your learning?
What are some of the key professional roles and responsibilities for a modern ICT Professional? How might these affect you in your future work?
How did you judge your level of Professionalism, Legitimacy and Competency in the field of ICT before you began this unit and how will you judge these qualities when you are working in industry? (An acceptable answer is “I didn’t judge, hadn’t thought about it before” … but your marker will want you to describe further, e.g. why you didn’t think about the issues etc.)
What kinds of changes do you feel have occurred to the way you perceive the work of ICT professionals during this unit? In what ways have your ways of thinking changed in the course? What have you learnt in the course? How have you benefited?
How might having taken this unit improved your induction into the ICT profession?
For the IT-related issues reflection you need to select ANY THREE of the weekly learning topics and provide an analysis of each in terms of how they have had an impact (or not) on you and your way of thinking about being an ICT professional faced with certain issues.
Each reflection should be around 300 words (approximately one page). Some of the same questions for individual issues discussed in Part A as above may apply and you should especially note if you changed your view or gained new knowledge as a as a result of the learning activity.
This assignment may be too personal to share with your group. The reflection provided will be treated in confidence by the tutor.
Criteria Used to Assess Assignment 3
The following criteria will be used to assess your work. Considering these criteria and the assessment rubric will provide further guidance about what is expected.
Evidence of Personal Growth)
The level of connection to unit ULO’s and learning content.
Writing quality, presentation and clarity of discussion)
Assessments must be submitted via the Canvas unit site through the Turnitin submission link.
Do not email the assessment to either the Convenor or tutor unless requested to do so.
Keep a backup of your submission. If your assessment goes astray, whether your fault or ours, you will be required to reproduce it.
The assessment should be in one single Microsoft Word document and generally, should be written in 12-point font size and should use 1.5-line spacing between each line.
Pages of the assessment should have footers which include your name, student ID, unit code, assessment title and page numbers.
It is expected that all work submitted, will have been edited for spelling, grammar and clarity.
The standard procedure is that assessments will be marked up to the specified word count only.
The word count does not include the reference list and/or appendices.