Managing and Developing People Reflective Writing – Assignment

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Managing and Developing PeopleReflective Writing – Assignment PreparationLearning objectivesBy the end of this session you should:Understand some of the theoretical concepts associated with reflectionalong with its role and purpose in developing professional practice.Looked at some of the tools and techniques used to help facilitatereflective thinking.Reviewed the module assignment and marking framework to ensureclarity of what you are being asked to do and how it will be assessed.Discussed some examples of student’s reflective writing to helpappreciate the style and fluency of effective reflection.Used a framework to help generate you own ideas for reflective writingand shared these with a colleague.Applied some of the theoretical concepts and models from this moduleto help explore and explain your idea.Assignment 1: A Critical Analysis of the Contributing Factors forManaging and Developing people by midnight on 20thDec, 2016Review what you are being asked to do by looking at the assignment brief onthe next page. What questions do you have about the assignment?1
Taken from the Module Programme 2016/17:Assignment one:Individual written report 1,500 words - 30% of thetotal module assessment:Reflection on one or two experiences relevant to managing and developing people that you haveexperienced or observed; apply scholarly concepts, theories and models to examine and analysethese experience(s) from different theoretical perspectives.Draw conclusions by identifying therelevant contributing factors in your experience(s)Content and indicative assessment criteria (see mark grid of full details):1.Selection of one or two appropriate and authentic experiences.Rationale for theselection:what was the context? What were the managing and developing peopleissues involved?How were you involved?2.Application of appropriate concepts, theories and/or models to examine the chosenexperience(s) to create a multi-dimensional analysis of the selected experience(s),a.Identification of the limits of the concepts and theories and modules you haveapplied in your analysis. .b.Use examples and evidence to support your points.c.Focus must be on application of concepts, theories and models to the chosenexperience(s); do not just provide asummary of them.Use your own words. Nolengthy quotations from the work of other writers; no cutting and pasting fromother sources; the only quotations should be what someone said or wrote in directrelation to the experience(s) being examined.3.Excellent links made to current or future behaviours and identification of role models,use examples and evidence to support your points.4.Through the analysis of your experience(s) formulate a clear conclusion thatidentifiesthe criticalfactors for managing and developing people.5.References cited must relate to the concepts, theories and models you applied andshould be included in text.At the back of the report you should provide a complete listof references used – but only those you cited and applied in your report.The grid below shows theHR380 topic areas covered in the module during the firstterm. What aspects of theory have captured your interest/ might you explore further?Management/ Leadership CompetenciesDevelopment – Learning from ExperienceCritical Factors to Enable Effective CollaborationPersuading and Influencing OthersEmotions at WorkEngagement and Commitment / Generation ZFeedback as a Developmental ToolReflective Writing in Practice,Observing and Interpreting BehaviourGuest Lecture: “How to Succeed: Working with Others”Guest Lecture: Dr Russell Warhurst, "Learning to Lead: developingcapabilities for leadership learning from mentors and role models"2
1. Professional Knowledge:‘The Reflective Practitioner’ How professionals Think in Actions byDonald Schon (1983)Schon’s identified Artistry as an essential part of professionalcompetenceThe role of Educational Institutions in providing professionals with thetools to do the jobThink about a manager you have worked for in the pastWhat does it mean to be professional – how do we acquire the skills to be aprofessional?2. Using Hard and Soft Knowledge to develop our professional selfHard Knowledge– CognitiveLectures, Books / Journals, working with the ideas of othersSoft Knowledge– ConativeGrained by active involvement, Personal experience, ReflectionFeelings & Emotions– AffectiveThink of an example where you have used Hard and Soft Knowledge to inform yourlearning. To what extent have your own feelings or emotions impacted on this learning?Hard Knowledge:Soft Knowledge:3
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