You should write 300-500 words (or more if you like) in total on the important/impactful things you have experienced during the period of studying this module. Journals should have two sections (150-250 words total for each). The first, to be completed by the end of the second week of the module (focusing on your plans) and the second entry (focusing on reflection about what has happened) at the end of the module. You should simply upload both as separate MS WORD files. Add your second file by clicking on “+ Add Another File”.
These entries should address the following points:
What is happening in your internship or workplace?
How are you relating what you have learned in Module 1 to what is happening in your workplace?
Reflect on the process of identifying the level of responsibility for SFIA Generic skills and ask yourself which factors did you consider in your assessment?
How has the SFIA Generic skills activity contributed towards your professional development?
I am sure you all have had a chance to think about how to write Journals in these difficult times. Below you will find a template I put together as a way of organising the content of journal submissions. I hope that it will make it easier and more challenging for you at the same time.
The first point to get on to here is that there are two (2) separate parts to every journal.
The first part focuses on your plans and aspirations for the whole module period (4 Weeks) and is looking forward.
The second part looks back and reflects on what happened, what you learned, and what you gained. These are totally separate and differently focused submissions. They should also be saved, named and uploaded as ‘Your name Journal - Part 1’ & ‘Your name Journal - Part 2’. You should submit the first no later than the mid-point (second week) of the module. The second part should be submitted right at the end in the last week of the module. If you submit both of them at the end you will miss out on some marks, so I suggest you take a look at the assessment rubric.
However, most importantly, this journal is about you, your hopes, and your views, not third parties, academic analysis, or generalities. It's your time to have your say about your experiences. Personal honesty and courage of conviction are at a premium here for me. I am not interested in a diary of events, workflow diagrams, or project management calendars. I want to hear about your views, impressions, concerns, criticisms, and analysis of your experience, not a lot of words about how wonderful everything is. Tell me why, how and when. This is between you and me, not the rest of the class and it goes no further. It is there to help you develop your critical analysis skills as they relate to your career progression. It is not an academic debate.
Hope that helps you all.