DNP 801 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2 PEER Posts
Instructor feedback is intended to help you improve the quality of your DPI Project. However, in order to succeed, you must be open to hearing and accepting feedback. Explain the process you are using to review and incorporate instructor feedback on assignments before the next submission. As you review feedback, how can the practice of reflective learning help you create an objective and open mind? How can you use reflective learning in moments where you may feel resistant to feedback?
To help you understand your process, consider the following:
1. Can you locate all the feedback on your returned documents (comments, track changes, etc.)?
2. As you review instructor feedback, how do you incorporate it so you are sure it creates improvement?
3. What you are doing if you do not understand the feedback?
Mar 30, 2022, 7:42 PM(edited)
As implied, feedback is someone’s constructive reactions or critique to another person’s performance of a task or quality of a product, etc which is mostly used as a basis for improvement (Oxford Dictionary). On this premise, my instructor’s feedback is very invaluable in my academic work. It constructively critiques my work, reviews the previous assignments that gears me in the right direction. Constructive feedbacks by instructors and faculty members have positive effects on the learning process. I perceive my instructor’s feedback as an important tool to help me in identifying my mistakes and stop repeating those mistakes. ((Wulandari & Anugerahwat, 2021). I have benefitted from these feedbacks in the past and even now as I know where to go and access these feedbacks on the class wall. Once I view my grades, I quickly go to the “View Feedback” tab. Most times the feedback is a source of encouragement and reinforcement that propels the student to work harder.
Reflective learning is a way of looking back on what has been learned so far. It’s like taking stock of one’s learning experiences and a self-analysis of such experiences. (Toolshero). Reflective learning helps us to examine what we have learned and the learning process and improves our critical thinking skills. It assists with making connections between what has already been learned and what is being learned. Reflective learning helps one to learn from mistakes by identifying how to do things differently and encourages the DNP learner to become a reflective practitioner in their future career (Deakin University).
Reflective Learning – Toolshero
Reflective learning | Students – Deakin University
Mar 28, 2022, 10:37 PM
Replies to Carolyn Smith
As mentioned, feedback is intended to help and improve. I rely heavily on instructor suggestions, feedback, and constructive criticism to review assignments before the next submission. As a reflective learner, I analyze, utilize critical thinking skills, and do further research based on feedback in order to improve. Reflective learning has multiple benefits such as a personal assessment of the concepts learned and how they were learned, growth and development in critical thinking, connecting new concepts with those already known, assists with learning from previous errors by identifying which path can be taken next time, and encourages you to continue utilizing a reflective practice (Reflective Learning, n.d.).
Reflective learning help students and professionals maintain educational competencies. A study was completed in South Africa on 121 nurse educators regarding the use and concept of reflective teaching. Although all educators reported reflective learning is needed, there was not a formal method to incorporate reflective learning activities. Based on the results, educators should receive formal training on reflective teaching as this learning approach promotes critical thinking, especially in the field of nursing (Naicker & Rensenburg 2018).
I have familiarized myself with the locations of feedback on the assignment gradebook. When I am unsure on how to make changes based on feedback or if I am uncertain, I always message or reach out to our professor via telephone in order to clarify the feedback. This assists with open-ended dialogue and gives me further insight on how I can make the assignment meet the requirements. This also gives me a bigger understanding of the DPI project process and puts me at ease during moments of anxiety.
Naicker, K., & Van Rensburg, G. H. (2018). Facilitation of reflective learning in nursing: Reflective teaching practices of educators. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 20(2). https://doi.org/10.25159/2520-5293/3386
University, D. (n.d.). Reflective learning. Deakin University. Retrieved March 28, 2022, from https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/study-support/academic-skills/reflective-learning