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LO1 Understand the importance of a reflective approach to learning within Business and Management discipline;

Module code and title:

Orientation for Success in Higher Education.

Module leader:

 

Assignment No. and type:

Essay - 1500 words 50%

Assessment weighting:

50%

Submission time and date:

Before 14:00 pm on Tuesday 19/04/2022.

Target feedback time and date:

3 weeks from the date of final submission

 

Assignment task

This assignment requires you to reflect on your learning from the module in order to explain the importance of a reflective approach to learning and the value of formative feedback to inform and improve summative assessed work.

 

This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:

LO 1

Understand the importance of a reflective approach to learning within Business and Management discipline; 

LO 2

Demonstrate an ability to use feedback and feedforward as an integral to inform and improve future formative and summative assessed work;

 

Task requirements

OVERVIEW

This assignment will encourage students to apply the learning from the module to a topic and will be submitted in form of an essay.

Part 1 - Essay (1,500 words) – 50%

Task:

Discuss the importance of reflective learning and describe how a reflective approach to feedback and feedforward can inform and improve future formative and summative assessed work.

DESCRIPTION OF THE TASK – WHAT YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO DO

The guidance below sets out the requirements of the task and a suggested structure for the essay.

Introduction (150 words) your introduction should state the aim of the essay, define reflective learning and other key concepts and outline the content of the essay. The content of the essay should include a relevant model of reflection, description of a reflective approach to feedback and feedforward and how this can inform and improve formative and summative assessments.

First body paragraph (400 words) should describe reflection and reflective approach to learning, using a relevant model of reflection (e.g., Gibbs, 1988) Understand the importance of a reflective approach to learning within Business and Management discipline;

Second body paragraph (400 words) should describe the nature of feedback and feedforward, and the use of your chosen model for reflection on feedback and feedforward

Third body paragraph (400 words) should describe how a reflective approach to feedback and feedforward can inform and improve future formative and summative assessments.

Conclusion (150 words) your conclusion should link back to the aim of the essay and briefly restate your main points in addition to your final thought or reflection on the significance of the topic.

Word count: 1500 words +/– 150 words.

You must reference all information used in the essay, using the Harvard Referencing Guide.  

See attached grid for grade descriptors.

Notes:

  1. The task requirement is an essay not a report or reflective journal. You must therefore ensure that your structure, outline, content, style and presentation accord with academic writing conventions for an essay.
  2. You must use the correct Canterbury Harvard Referencing conventions* for your in-text citations and reference list
  3. You must use and reference at least four of the core texts and academic resource materials provided in Moodle.
  4. You must use a minimum of 15 sources including textbooks, journals, and other reliable and credible published and web sources.   

Do not use Wikipedia or unverifiable blogs

5.  Include your student ID number, module name, tutor name, academic year/group bubble in your cover page which should be the first page of your essay

         *Please refer to the Canterbury Harvard Referencing Guide.  

Referencing and research requirements

Please reference your work according to the Canterbury Harvard style guidance which you can access on Moodle

How your work will be assessed

Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the University’s institutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the format of your assignment and your subject area, a proportion of your marks will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions.

This assignment will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Level 0. Understand the importance of a reflective approach to learning within Business and Management discipline;

 

Submission details

This assignment should be submitted electronically via Moodle (module tutors will discuss this process with you during class time).

  • Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format (Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, or PDF are the most widely used; Google Docs is also accepted). Your file must also contain at least 20 words of text, consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 40MB in size.
  • You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recent version.
  • Once you have submitted your work, you will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission, which will be sent to your forwarded e-mail address (provided you have set this up). Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the original electronic copy of your assignment
  • You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic misconduct, which can be viewed on the University website. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations.

 

Submission date and time

This assignment should be submitted before 14:00 UK time on Tuesday 19/04/2022.

For conformity,

It is essential to use the assignment guide in conjunction with the assignment brief

Provision at Level 0 (often forming part of a Foundation Year course) is designed to prepare students for higher education. At the end of Level 3, students will be expected to demonstrate the acquisition of foundation level skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to embark on a higher education programme of study at Level 4. In accordance with the national Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), this includes the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity. It includes taking responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within limited parameters. It also reflects awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.

A pass mark (40% or above) demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with the module assessment

 

Assessment category

Introductory knowledge and understanding of the basic underlying concepts and principles of the subject(s)

Cognitive and intellectual skills

 

Reading and referencing

Presentation, style and structure

Work that significantly exceeds the specified word limit may be penalized

Pass Mark

 

90%-100%

Excellent work showing flawless understanding of the basic underlying concepts and principles of the subject(s), resulting in students being fully prepared for study at Level 4.

 

Insightful and accurate interpretation and evaluation of information and ideas, based on an excellent application of the most appropriate skills, methods and procedures. Work shows full awareness of the nature of the area of study and different perspectives or approaches within it

Insightful and effective use of a carefully selected range of relevant reading. Consistently accurate application of referencing. Understand the importance of a reflective approach to learning within Business and Management discipline;

Exemplary presentation of work that is fluent and flawless throughout.

           
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