Reflective Authentic Learning Journal Rubric*
| Journal Entry
|| Needs Improvement
| Content Focus & Clarity
|| The entries include quotes, examples, citations, and references of the identified concepts, topics or themes.
|| The entries clearly identify concepts, topics, or themes reflected on addressed and discussed.
|| The entries are unclear by being vague or too general in discussion of concepts, topics or focus.
| Prior & New Learning/Knowledge
|| Includes quotes, examples, citations, and references of the identified prior and new knowledge.
| Identifies learning as prior and/or new knowledge gained.
|| Unable to discern what is prior learning/knowledge and new learning/knowledge.
| Integration & Application
|| Integration of learning prior and new and its application to an activity/situation/skill is described and examples etc. are provided of the integration and application. There is a creating of additional new knowledge as a result of the integration and application process.
| Integration of learning prior and new and its application to an activity/situation/skill is described in journal entries.
|| Little or no clear or evident integrating of prior and new knowledge or experience and little or no application described in journal entries.
| Self â€“Awareness, Insights & Growth
|| Shared insights and growth articulate that deep and transformational learning has occurred within the person reflecting. There are described changes of thinking, beliefs, behaviors, attitudes etc.
|| Self-awareness, insights, and/or growth are identified in the journal entries. Reflections about the learning and the activity experience are identified and shared including thoughts and emotions.
| There is little or no reference to insights, self-awareness or growth as a result of the learning experience or the reflecting and writing about the learning.
| Maximum Points is 20 pointsâ€¦. Satisfactory Activity Completion is set at10 points minimum.
*Developed by Mara Kaufmann on May 25, 2012.