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Specific governance requirements underpinning business or organisational work

MODULE NAME: Reflecting on Business Practice                                        

Assessment Brief

  Assessment title:  AS 1: Individual Reflective Blog (2000 words)  

Please read this assessment brief in its entirety before starting work on it.

The Assessment Task

Learners are required to produce a reflective personal academic blog of the lessons learnt in the process of designing and completing the evaluation report.

The blog will give an overview of the reflective journey of the evaluation process and also demonstrate the application of relevant learning theories. 

It will further reflect on the outcomes of the evaluation report and the implications for professional practice.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes that are being assessed in this assessment are:

  • Exhibit an understanding of the specific governance requirements underpinning business or organisational work involving evaluation in relation to their setting.
  • Challenge existing paradigms and ways of thinking in the context of current global trends
  • Critically evaluate a range of potential metrics and tools to conduct an evaluation and make a clearly argued case for selection of the most appropriate.
  • Determine, design, plan and execute the selected approach to evaluation on a specific area of practice including appropriate application of ethics and governance processes required for this work.
  • Employ appropriate technology to enhance communication of results.

Your grade will depend on the extent to which you meet these learning outcomes in the way relevant for this assessment. Please see the grading rubric at the end of this assessment brief for further details of the criteria against which you will be assessed.

Word Limits (where appropriate)

The maximum word limit for this assessment is 2000 words.

LEARNING OUTCOMEPASSFAIL
Exhibit an understanding of the specific governance requirements underpinning business or organisational work involving evaluation in relation to their settingThe report gives a critical reflection on the ways in which own role has shaped the approach to the evaluation.The appraisal of own role and its impact upon how this has informed the approach to the evaluation is limited.
Challenge existing paradigms and ways of thinking in the context of current global trendsThe blog reflects upon the decision making processes in identifying, and selecting a relevant and appropriate area for investigation, that is impacted by external factors.The blog may not fully articulate the process of selecting and choosing a topic for evaluation.
Critically evaluate a range of potential metrics and tools to conduct an evaluation and make a clearly argued case for selection of the most appropriateThe blog reflects upon the range of tools available, reflecting upon the process of selection.Reflection upon the choice and selection of evaluation method is unclear or poorly articulated.
Determine, design, plan and execute the selected approach to evaluation on a specific area of practice including appropriate application of ethics and governance processes required for this workThe blog engages in critical reflection about the process, and challenges of designing, executing and carrying out the project, and on the ethical challenges of insider-research/practitioner research.The blog describes the approach to examining the process of designing and  carrying out the project but does not fully reflect upon the ethical challenges of insider-research/practitioner research.    
Employ appropriate technology to enhance communication of results.  The presented assignment summarises and revises posts made through the journal tool in NILE so that communication of ideas and themes are in a clear structure.Communication of themes emerging from the journal tool used in NILE to capture posts over time, may be unclear or poorly structured.

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