Managing and Developing People Reflective Writing – Assignment
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Managing and Developing People Reflective Writing – Assignment Preparation Learning objectivesBy the end of this session you should:Understand some of the theoretical concepts associated with reflection along with its role and purpose in developing professional practice. Looked at some of the tools and techniques used to help facilitate reflective thinking. Reviewed the module assignment and marking framework to ensure clarity of what you are being asked to do and how it will be assessed. Discussed some examples of student’s reflective writing to help appreciate the style and fluency of effective reflection. Used a framework to help generate you own ideas for reflective writing and 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 for Managing and Developing people by midnight on 20th Dec, 2016 Review 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 have experienced or observed; apply scholarly concepts, theories and models to examine and analyse these experience(s) from different theoretical perspectives. Draw conclusions by identifying the relevant 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 the selection: what was the context? What were the managing and developing people issues involved? How were you involved?2.Application of appropriate concepts, theories and/or models to examine the chosen experience(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 have applied 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 chosen experience(s); do not just provide asummary of them. Use your own words. No lengthy quotations from the work of other writers; no cutting and pasting from other sources; the only quotations should be what someone said or wrote in direct relation 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 that identifiesthe criticalfactors for managing and developing people. 5.References cited must relate to the concepts, theories and models you applied and should be included in text. At the back of the report you should provide a complete list of 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 first term. What aspects of theory have captured your interest/ might you explore further? Management/ Leadership CompetenciesDevelopment – Learning from Experience Critical Factors to Enable Effective CollaborationPersuading and Influencing Others Emotions at Work Engagement 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: developing capabilities for leadership learning from mentors and role models"2
1. Professional Knowledge: •‘The Reflective Practitioner’ How professionals Think in Actions by Donald Schon (1983)•Schon’s identified Artistry as an essential part of professional competence •The role of Educational Institutions in providing professionals with the tools 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 a professional?2. Using Hard and Soft Knowledge to develop our professional selfHard Knowledge – Cognitive Lectures, Books / Journals, working with the ideas of othersSoft Knowledge – Conative Grained by active involvement, Personal experience, Reflection Feelings & Emotions – Affective Think of an example where you have used Hard and Soft Knowledge to inform your learning. To what extent have your own feelings or emotions impacted on this learning?Hard Knowledge: Soft Knowledge: 3
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