2Potential functions of a learning log An electronic note book to record events /learning/learning needs/keep stuffTo encourage (life long) reflective practiceTo record learning needsTo allow planning of future learningTo pump-prime a PDPTo provide information on curriculum coverageUsed by the Educational Supervisor and is part of WPBA
3Rough guide to reflection Stuff happensWe reflectChanges in:KnowledgeSkillsAttitudesStuff happens differently
4What sort of stuff shall we reflect on? EventsLearningFeelings
5Barriers to reflection No timeNo motivationToo much self esteem/ infallibilityToo dogmatic/ inflexibleFeelings of inadequacy/ loss of respect
6Task oneHelp John and Lisa reflect on changes to knowledge, skills or attitudes that may change the way that stuff happens.
7How do we plan SMART learning? SpecificMeasurableAchievableRelevantTime limited
8Task 2Help Alex formulate some SMART learning objectives
9Task 2 continuedUse the learning log entries that you have brought to write some SMART learning objectives.
10What makes a good learning log entry? Concise, think note book not text bookThe entry provides evidence of reflective practiceA plan of action is statedLearning needs are expressed in SMART formThe chosen curriculum linkage is correct
11Task 3Look at the learning log entries and sort them into order of meritDescribe why you have chosen your first choiceSuggest how one of the less good entries could be improved