Every student writes a learning diary throughout the course.
The learning diary is submitted for assessment and feedback four times during the course. Each "learning diary assignment", listed below, has its own deadline. All four entries are required for completion of the course.
After the first learning diary, the last three are also read and assessed by other students, who also give feedback to the author. This way, each student gets many times more feedback and comments than they would get if only teachers read their diary. More importantly, the students, reading others' reflection and thoughts, have access to several different ways of approaching and thinking about the course topics. Instead of just hearing the teachers' perspective, they get to see things from several different points of view. Finally, they get experience in giving constructive feedback.
In addition to the actual assignments, instructions and further materials about the learning diaries will be available on this page.
Note regarding the format: PDF only
If your learning diary contains pictures, then the safest thing is to convert it to PDF. Most word
processing software has the option to "save as PDF", "export to PDF",
"convert to PDF", etc., and there are also free online converters (e.g. here).
Do not submit Word or iWork Pages documents, because the reader may not be able to open them.
- learning diary deadline: Tuesday 28.1. at 14:15
- learning diary deadline: Tuesday 18.2. at 14:15; assessment deadline: Tuesday 25.2. at 14:15
- learning diary deadline: Tuesday 17.3. at 14:15; assessment deadline: Tuesday 24.3. at 14:15
- learning diary deadline: Tuesday 7.4. at 14:15; assessment deadline: Tuesday 14.4. at 14:15
After the learning diary submission deadline, the submitted learning diaries are automatically sent
for assessment, and it is not possible to add late learning diaries to
the workflow. Thus: set your own deadline at least a day or two earlier. We want to emphasise this: the LD deadlines are hard deadlines. Any learning diary submitted
after this deadline will not be included in the peer-assessment and,
thus, cannot get any points. In other words, missing
the deadline will mean grade 0 for the learning diary part. If you know
you will be late and have a good reason for that, contact the teachers (firstname.lastname@example.org) as early as possible.
For the learning diaries 2-4 the students have one week (until next lecture) for peer assessment. Each students reads, grades, and gives feedback to four learning
diaries. Depending on the quality of the feedback, peer-assessment makes
up to two points toward the final score/grade.
The links for submitting and assessing learning diaries open one week before the deadline.