RANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
Reflective Essay
ASSESSMENT 3: INDIVIDUAL REFLECTIVE JOURNAL (30%) Due Date: Week 12 (Monday Start of Week 12)
Word Count: 1200 words.
Please note that this assessment is based on your weekly journal. The final essay must demonstrate that you have engaged with ongoing reflection using the process of journaling during each week of the unit. It should be written as a weekly journal – week 1, week 2, etc. It is very important to attend classes to write about each week in class. Consequently, the assessment will reflect your ongoing learning throughout the trimester and will be based on the weekly journal you have kept for this purpose.
Your reflective weekly journal will focus on applying your learning throughout the trimester to your own transition to professional practice, e.g., class discussions, activities and learning in class, lecture and tutorial material and the weekly readings.
Your weekly journal must be supported by adequate reference to the literature and at least 10 (scholarly) journal articles read, in addition to any textbook references. More details will be provided in class. You must use the current APA referencing. The format of your weekly journal will be discussed in greater detail by your lecturer in class.
Student should write the reflective essay on 1st person, where you must write in your own words.
FORMAT OF REFLECTIVE ESSAY
WEEK 1: What is your biggest of transition in your life? You can talk about how you moved from your home county alone to come abroad to study, which is biggest transition in your life.
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WEEK 2: Write the reflection on What do you understand by 4S’s in transition to professional practices(4S’s are Situation, Self, Support, Strategies).
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WEEK 3: Write the reflection on what do you understand by Helping model framework Nancy K. Schlossberg transition theory in transition to professional practice? What does the model explain to you? Can you explain what you learn from 5 stages of helping model framework (Relationship Building, assessment, Goal Setting , Interventions, Termination and Follow up) ?
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WEEK 4: Write the reflection on 3 words that Explain you. 2 personal and 1 professional.
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WEEK 5: How well do you handle your stress in your life? What do you understand by negative selfcare behaviour and positive self-care behaviour?
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WEEK 6: Write a paragraph about conflict situation you have faced? and how did you deal with conflict? Give Example.
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WEEK 7: Write the sort of reflection on conflict resolution?
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WEEK 8: Write the reflection what did you learn from this unit (Transition to professional practices) as a student?
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Conclusion: Summary of your Reflective essay
References: At least 10 (scholarly) journal articles read, in addition to any textbook references. More details will be provided in class. You must use the current APA 7 referencing.
NOTE: STUDENT MUST ANSWER ALL THE QESTIONS OF GIVEN WEEK ABOVE TO PASS THIS ASSESMENT.

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WEEK 1: This question asks you to reflect on your biggest transition in life, such as moving to a new country to study. You can discuss how you felt before and after the transition, what challenges you faced, and what you learned from the experience.

WEEK 2: In this week, you are asked to reflect on the 4S’s of transition to professional practices: Situation, Self, Support, and Strategies. You can discuss your understanding of each of these elements and how they relate to your transition to becoming a professional.

WEEK 3: This week’s reflection is about the Helping Model Framework, a transition theory developed by Nancy K. Schlossberg. You can discuss your understanding of the model and what you learned from the five stages of the framework: Relationship Building, Assessment, Goal Setting, Interventions, and Termination and Follow-Up.

WEEK 4: The focus of this week’s reflection is to describe three words that explain who you are, two personal and one professional. You can discuss why you chose these words and how they relate to your personal and professional identity.

WEEK 5: In this week, you are asked to reflect on how well you handle stress and what you understand by negative and positive self-care behaviors. You can discuss your experience with stress, how you typically cope with it, and what strategies you use to take care of yourself.

WEEK 6: This week’s reflection is about a conflict situation you have faced and how you dealt with it. You can discuss the situation, what caused the conflict, how you resolved it, and what you learned from the experience.

WEEK 7: The focus of this week’s reflection is on conflict resolution. You can discuss your understanding of conflict resolution strategies and how you might apply them in professional settings.

WEEK 8: This week’s reflection is about what you learned from the unit on Transition to Professional Practices. You can discuss the key concepts and theories you learned, how they relate to your transition to becoming a professional, and what insights you gained from the course.

In conclusion, the reflective essay for this assessment is based on the weekly journal that you keep throughout the trimester. Each week, you will be asked to reflect on a different aspect of your transition to becoming a professional and to draw on the readings, class discussions, and activities to support your reflections. You should also include references to at least 10 scholarly journal articles, in addition to any textbook references, using APA 7 referencing style.

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