After exploring Beijing together for the past few days, workshop participants were encouraged to complete a critical incident journal. This type of journal writing differs from the typical daily journal in several ways:
1. It is focused and specific.
2. It examines the impact of the incident on you as an individual, both personally and intellectually, rather than a chronological order of events. You will have an opportunity to choose one critical incident and discuss how it relates to your learning.
3. It allows for self-reflection and personal exploration (e.g., over time, a series of critical incident journal entries can help you identify patterns of incidents you consider “critical” and track your growth and thinking.)
Read student reflections here.