New arrivals at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland may find they have a whole new vocabulary to learn - and not specifically about music, drama or dance!
This is the age of the reflective journal. It's expected that we will reflect on our practice, whether it's teaching a subject, learning an instrument, or providing student support in the library or admin departments. So ... students are asked to keep e-journals and e-portfolios, and - embracing new technology - to make use of the virtual learning network (Moodle), and to explore the brand-new Portal (based on Wordpress), for sharing documents in various formats.
But what if you're not used to this explicit reflection at every turn? Sure, you think about what you do, but maybe you haven't sat down to write commentary about your practice before now?
Don't panic! The Whittaker Library has plenty of material about reflective practice and reflective journals - both "real books" and electronic resources. And of course, the great thing about e-resources is that you can access them from anywhere. So, settle down with that tablet or laptop and have a quick read to see if there are aspects of your performing/compositional/creative practice that you never thought of reflecting upon before.
Reading list for Reflective Practice