Building work-related knowledge about examination invigilation through reflective journaling

Mark Minott

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Purpose: The purpose of the self-study is two-fold: first, to aid in redressing the lack of attention given to the professional development i.e., the building of practical or work-related knowledge of examination invigilators and second, to forward the idea that engaging the examination invigilation process reflectively is an effective form of self-directed professional development.
Design/methodology/approach: The report uses reflective journaling based on Minott (2017) reflective approach to teaching practicum debriefing strategy to show the practical or work-related knowledge built by the author.
Findings: The report shows how the author built practical or work-related knowledge about critical aspects of the invigilation process: adaptability/flexibility, leading humanely and "thinking on your feet"/reflection-in-action.
Originality/value: This paper shows (through a critical discussion of the literature, coupled with the author's personal professional experiences displayed in reflective journal entries) that an attitude of self-directed inquiry combined with reflective journaling can enable professional development i.e. the development of practical or work-related knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-107
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Workplace Learning
Issue number2
Early online date30 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2020


  • Invigilation
  • Proctor
  • Examination
  • Further education
  • Higher education
  • Reflective journaling
  • Self-directed professional development
  • Examination Invigilation

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