Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course provides students with knowledge about the use of critical reflection in their workplace as a tool to improve their professional practice. Students will be familiarised with contemporary literature on critical reflection, will apply components of this literature to their work practice, and will compare and contrast examples of critical reflection in a variety of special education and disability service settings.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss the principal features of critical reflection in workplace environments;

2. Apply the important features of critical reflection to a present or past professional experience;

3. Develop personal professional goals and to evaluate the extent of their achievement.


Topics will include:

  • Defining critical reflection
  • Critical reflection and other forms of learning
  • Levels of reflection
  • Using critical reflection tools
  • Critical reflection in special education and disability service settings

Assessment items

Essay: Essays/Written Assignments - Personal Professional Goals

Online Learning Activity: Discussion Board Participation

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments - Ideology Review

Contact hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term