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%
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.
- 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.
- You must use the correct Canterbury Harvard Referencing conventions* for your in-text citations and reference list
- You must use and reference at least four of the core texts and academic resource materials provided in Moodle.
- 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.