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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence



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Practitioner Research Project Report submitted as part of PG Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching, TU Dublin, 2019.


Reflective blogs can be an effective tool to help students critically evaluate their learning and professional skills development in a work placement setting. This practitioner report investigates reflective blogs as a usable and authentic assessment tool for students on work placement in a Business Computing discipline. A review of the benefits of reflective writing for students is included, such as improving critical thinking and writing skills, while encouraging development of graduate attributes and professional skills development. The report outlines the importance of preparatory work on developing reflective writing practices within the curriculum, before students commence their work placements.