Personal and Professional Role Development Reflection Directions and Guidelines


Module 6 Lesson 1 the purpose of reflection and provides visual cues to assist you in developing your ideas on the Patterns of Knowing and reflexivity. Please refer to and use the content and material in Module 6 Lesson 1 as you write your reflection. Refer to Module 1 Lesson 1 for the information on Patterns of Knowing. Remember you completed a Reading Guide in Module 1 Lesson 1. Now is the time to use it.

Requirements for the reflection paper are:

  1. 1. Define each Pattern of Knowing and reflexivity in your own words. Do not use direct quotes from articles but rather paraphrase, cite appropriately, and make meaning of the term for you. Include each pattern in your reflection. Include reflexivity as a summary.
  2. 2. Use the reflective questions/cues provided in the Module 6 lesson 1 to stimulate your thinking for each Pattern of Knowing.
  3. 3. Write a summary of your reflection using the reflexivity prompts from Module 6 Lesson 1 to guide you.
  4. 4. Use the outline provided below. Download it and save to your computer so you can fully use the outline as a tool to assist you in developing your ideas.
  5. 5. Write the reflection as an essay adhering to APA for format and style. First person voice is appropriate for the reflection paper. It is expected that an introduction and conclusion are included as well as references as cited in the paper. A title page is required. You may want to use headers to organize your ideas. The paper should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and no more than 6 pages excluding the title page and reference page.
  6. 6. Read the Personal and Professional Role Development Reflection Grading Rubric before submitting your paper. Correct grammar, spelling, APA format and style is expected. Your instructor may deduct points for repeated errors

Outline: The outline does not constitute the final paper but rather is a worksheet and guide for you. You do not submit the outline. It is for your use only.


(See M1L1)

Reflection notes based on prompts/cues

(See M6L1)

Personal Knowing

Aesthetic Knowing

Ethical Knowing

Empirical Knowing

Emancipatory Knowing


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