It is important to understand that the history of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is intertwined with the history of the Deaf community. As there is a lot of information regarding these two aspects of the Deaf community in New Zealand, I will format a timeline to show the general history of NZSL and with reference to the Deaf communities evolution during that time. The most important aspects of NZSL’s history I will further explain in depth.
Throughout brief 2, my aim is to use journal and academic blog writing techniques to reflect upon my work completed. This will be a mixture of written responses and verbal discussions with a peer, teacher or friend. I hope to write a personal journal explaining things I have learnt throughout the process focusing on the topic I have chosen and my progress understanding how to use the format ‘WordPress’.
Martin Hampton (2010) describes that “reflective writing is evidence of reflective thinking. In an academic context, reflective thinking usually involves:
1 Looking back at something (often an event, i.e. something that happened, but it could also
be an idea or object).
2 Analysing the event or idea (thinking in depth and from different perspectives, and trying to
explain, often with reference to a model or theory from your subject).
3 Thinking carefully about what the event or idea means for you and your ongoing progress
as a learner and/or practising professional.”
Reflective writing can be expressed as both academic and/or informal writing. Therefore the style of writing could take many forms including peer reflections, diary journal, or personal reflections.
Oxford Dictionary (2014), describes ‘Reflection’ as “serious thought or consideration”, and can linked to similar words such as, “thought, thinking, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, pondering, meditation, musing, rumination, cogitation, agonizing.”
Reflective practice is a term used, which describes the way people consciously analyse decision making and conclude reflectively how it relates to everyday life. (What is reflective practice and how do I do it?, n.d)
Another term used for Reflective practice is critical analysis, which enables a person to change their perspective on a subject to look at it from different angles to evaluate and modify the idea, making it better. (What is reflective practice and how do I do it?, n.d)
This week, I have fallen behind a little on completing my Brief 1 ePortfolio ready to be handed in on Sunday night. I have finished uploading all the information regarding ePortfolios and almost completed my Brief 2 proposal. I still need to complete writing and blogging information on the reflective process. Today with the help of one of my classmates, I have figured out how to upload a video from youtube, not just a link but it shows a preview image!!!! I am also feeling more confidence on what I have to do for Brief 2 from week to week and how I will include different profiles (images, video writing). I am most concerned about is doing everything I need to do before the due date because the next couple of days for me are my busy days for the week. I may only have a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon, to get everything done and with my knowledge of how I work, I will need a lot more than a couple of hours. 😦