In their reflective journals, students will be expected to apply the skills and theoretical concepts introduced in lectures and to demonstrate mastery of the interpersonal skills required to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
These journals are intended to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of generic interpersonal skills. In order to do this, students need to describe and critically evaluate theoretical concepts as well as what occurred when they tried to apply this knowledge.
Explain what aspects of the task they found easy or difficult and provide reasons. The reasons for difficulty could relate to the theory, their understanding of the theory or their ability to implement the theory.
Discuss strategies for developing more advance interpersonal skills. It is essential, in order to maximise their opportunities to learn, that students follow the instructions for journal entries carefully and complete all components of the task.