Task Objectives

A casual search using Google Scholar for learning journals provides a plethora of articles extolling their
virtues. Broadly, learning journals foster high quality self-reflection and increase critical thinking. There are two components to this assignment. First, you are to maintain a weekly learning journal. Secondly, you are to use the your weekly journal as the 'data' for a summative journal/essay on your major learnings from
this course. This final part of the assignment is a summativeevaluation of your weekly journals.

Weekly learning journals

For each of the first ten weeks of the course you are to write at a journal entry of at least 300 words. The more you write the more grist you will have for your Summative Learning Journal.

In your learning journal entries, you are to explore the linkages between the theoretical content of the course; e.g., the readings and class sessions) with your practical experience e.g., of working in a multi-disciplinary team and running a bike company). As well as content (theory) from this course, you may, if appropriate, draw on material from other courses.

Ultimately, you should be considering the real difference the course is making to your thinking and behaviour.

Each learning journal entry is to be submitted electronically by creating a wiki page at 2013 Learning journals.

Peer feedback on journals

Each week you must provide feedback/comments on the learning journals of two of your peers. In other words, you need to write 20 sets of feedback. You can comment on the journals directly on the wiki. The feedback should, as a minimum, address:

Summative Learning Journal

Drawing on your weekly journal entries, you are to write a final, summative journal entry of between 2,000 and 3,000 words. You are to submit you final journal via Turn It In. You should not submit your summative journalto this wiki. Only your Summative learning journal will be graded.

  • You must use your University of Auckland email address (aucklanduni.ac.nz) when signing it to Turn It In. That is how the system will you belong to this class.
  • It is anticipate that you have usedTurn It In for other courses. However, if you have not used it before, you should visit Turn It In and familiarise yourself with the information there.


Notes on the learning journals


Bloom, B. S. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives: Handbook 1 Cognitive domain. New York: Longmans.
Daudelin, M. W. (1996). Learning from experience through reflection. Organizational Dynamics, 24(3), 36¿48.
Weick, K. E. (1995). Sensemaking in organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.