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Learning Exercise

Material: Reflection and Reflective Writing: Guidance for students in Undergraduate Psychiatry
Submitted by: Niall Watts on Mar 04, 2013
Date Last Modified: Mar 04, 2013
Title: Reflective Writing Discussion
Description: Once the students have completed the lesson on 'Reflection and Reflective Writing', they discuss an article from 'The Sunday Times' entitled "Depression Drugs Don't Work". The discussion is online and uses the Blackboard discussion forum. The students are divided into small groups (7 or 8) to encourage commenting. The students write posts at the three levels of reflection - descriptive, dialogic and critical described in the lesson. The posts should be about 200-300 words. Students receive formative feedback from their tutors. There is a small grade for their contribution.
Type of Task: Group, Student-centered, Unsupervised
Time Required 2 hours (estimated)
Topics: Psychiatry
Course: Medicine
Audience: College Upper Division
Prerequisites Skills: Enrolled in Psychiatry module of Medical Course
Learning Objectives: Apply the 3 levels of relection to a medical article by writing a short forum post
Text of Learning Exercise: Having read the newspaper article on antidepressants and having viewed the elearning unit on reflection, attempt to carry out some brief (descriptive/diaglogic/critcical) reflection upon the statement 'Antidepressants are overprescribed in clinical practice'. Create a new thread to do so. You are encouraged to comment on or critique each others reflections. You will be given feedback on submissions.
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