Monday, 14 August 2017

Critical Reflective Summary formulation

I've been thinking about how I can best articulate the overall critical reflective summary for a few weeks now, and while I have started to write the introductory section and create a framework, I'm still conscious of the need to distil the most important parts of my learning experiences over the last year.

It would simply be impossible to include all of the events into a succinct 4,500 to 6,000-word essay, so the key to creating this I think, might be for me to make a timeline of sorts to map out how ideas have developed.  Indeed, during the first term, I created a mind map that has been pretty much the mood board for lots of research, but this has room to be updated too.

Having already indexed the majority of my blog the easiest thing for me to do is to print out a complete copy, although I realise that this amounts to some 120,000 words over approximately 320 pages!

It seems appropriate that this document can become the backbone for my CRS, it's just now a matter of selecting the most poignant elements and explaining my reasoning and justifications for the decisions I have made.

I also recognise that I have taken a number of turns and deviations during the last year which is perfectly acceptable I believe in an artistic and creative mode. This freedom of thinking is vital in my opinion to develop new ways of interpreting not only existing art by other practitioners but also the various volumes of theories, across multiple set of disciplines including philosophy, anthropology, psychology, perception and not forgetting digital media practices.


  • Setting a timeline like a kind of decision tree will be vital.
  • Distilling the most valuable learning experience is going to be hard as there have been so many.
  • I need to be quite ruthless in my selections.