Reflection On Reflective Learning

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Introduction Starting University can be quite the daunting experience. Moving to a new city, or on my part; an entirely different country, meeting new people, and adapting to the student lifestyle, your senses are constantly overloaded. With all these new impressions and responsibilities hanging on your shoulders, it is vital to take a step back once in a while, and reflect over where your life is heading. Doing this can play a key role in making the most out of your years as an undergraduate student. I will therefore with the support of Boud, Keogh and Walker’s (1985), as well as Kolb’s (1984) and Gibbs’ (1988) work on reflection, reflect over my own transition into Higher Education. Referencing Referencing was not an unfamiliar concept for me per say, but referencing APA-style was. With the help of Boud, Keogh and Walker’s (1985) model of reflective learning I will therefore reflect on my experience referencing using APA 6th edition format. Having to replace my beloved footnotes in favour of said APA format was not all that hard, but it was a lot less comfortable. It became evident that it was a very time-consuming task, and the seriousness of doing it right lingered in the air. Even though referencing was a requirement for me and my peers throughout Middle and High School, the repercussions of doing it wrong was relatively non-existent, and we most certainly would not be capped at 40%. With this in mind, the concept of referencing became a bit intimidating, but thanks
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