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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Reflective Progress Notes

If you have a practicum, you will be required to write reflective progress notes. These notes are intended to allow you to critically think about your experiences during practicum and to discuss them. The objective is to enhance your understanding and improve your professional practice.

Reflective progress notes are similar to writing a journal entry. However, your notes for practicum should correspond to your practicum learning goals and focus on how to continue to improve. To help you write appropriate reflective notes ask yourself the following questions:

  • What challenges or hurdles have I faced in this situation?

  • What did I find difficult? What did I find easy? Why?

  • Was I nervous, upset, timid, etc.? Why did I feel that way?

For more information about reflective progress notes consult the Health Sciences practicum handbook.

Tip:

Always consult with your instructor or advisor regarding the details of any assignment.