Reflective Journelling for the Development of Abilities

Grant type: Development (2000-08)
Round: November 2001
Amount awarded £5,000.00
Completed: October 2003
Leader(s): Dr Elisabet Weedon
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Contact Email:
Contact phone: 1031 651 6170
Address: Moray House School of Education, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ
Start Date: 1 May 2002
End Date: 30 September 2003
Interim report received: 20 January 2009
Final report received: 18 November 2008

The main aims of this project are as follows:

•    to describe the work that we undertook and set the context for the resources produced
•    to provide those involved with staff development with a set of resources and suggested activities that can be used with colleagues who wish to include reflective tasks such as reflective journal writing, process analysis or critical incident analysis within their practice
•    to provide resources for colleagues who may wish to include reflective activities within their teaching.

The Project

This project was undertaken with the support of an Escalate small grant.  The main aim of the project was to develop materials that would support staff in HE institutions who wish to develop reflective abilities in their students.  A second aim was to test these materials on a group of colleagues within our institution who have been or are beginning to be involved in the development of reflective abilities in students.  The project was based on work already begun within one of the degree programmes in UHI.