A Generic Framework for Reflective WritingDeveloped by Jenny Moon, University of Exeter
Descriptive writingThis account is descriptive and it contains little reflection. It may tell a story but from one point of view at a time and generally one point at a time is made. Ideas tend to be linked by the sequence of the account/story rather than by meaning. The account describes what happened, sometimes mentioning past experiences, sometimes anticipating the future but all in the context of an account of the event:
|• There may be references to emotional reactions but they are not explored and not related to behaviour. |
|• The account may relate to ideas or external information, but these are not considered or questioned and the possible impact on behaviour or the meaning of events is not mentioned. |
|• There is little attempt to focus on particular issues. Most points are made with similar weight. |
|• The writing could hardly be deemed to be reflective at all. It could be a reasonably written account of an event that would serve as a basis on which reflection might start, though a good description that precedes reflective accounts will tend to be more focused and to signal points and issues for further reflection. |
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Book title: A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice.
Contributors: Jennifer A. Moon - Author.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2004.
Page number: 214.
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