Having undertaken the MEGA business simulation in your team you are now required to write an individual report (NOT AN ESSAY) based on reflective analysis. This should contain the following in 2000words (+/- 10%) and the deadline is: Thursday 18th of February 2016 by electronic submission through turn-it-in on Blackboard by 12:59 (mid-day).

Having undertaken the MEGA business simulation in your team you are now required to write an individual report (NOT AN ESSAY) based on reflective analysis. This should contain the following in 2000words (+/- 10%) and the deadline is: Thursday 18th of February 2016 by electronic submission through turn-it-in on Blackboard by 12:59 (mid-day).

Having undertaken the MEGA business simulation in your team you are now required to write an individual report (NOT AN ESSAY) based on reflective analysis. This should contain the following in 2000words (+/- 10%) and the deadline is: Thursday 18th of February 2016 by electronic submission through turn-it-in on Blackboard by 12:59 (mid-day). The link to submit will open one week before submission :-). So here we go:
1. An introductory discussion on how reflective practice techniques can be useful to analysing your MEGA team experience.
2. Use of relevant academic theories and concepts applied to the context of your reflective analysis.
3. An outline of critical incidents (positive and negative) that affected your team and you as an individual
4. Elaboration on the consequences of these incidents
5. A concluding chapter on how the areas discussed previously have:
(i) Developed transferable skills (or not)
(ii) The influences that your learning experiences will have in any future organisational and team roles that you undertake.
(iii) You are encouraged to use relevant academic theories in your conclusions as well.
6. You MUST include in the appendices the log-book/diary of your MEGA team meetings. Do not worry about the fact this part of the assignment would be the same for every team member nothing to worry about the percentage of plagiarism. We are aware of this. (log book = diary and it is the team one not essential to attach an individual one)
NOTE: YOY CAN SUBMIT (ON TURN-IT-IN) ONLY ONE FILE SO PREPARE ONE WORD FILE TO BE SUBMITTED ONCE NO SECOND CHANCE OF RESUBMISSION OR ADDITIONAL FILES
Assessment Criteria for assessment 2
? Use and detail of critical incidents: 30%
? Application of academic theories & concepts: 30%
? Conclusions (Quality of critical insight or else Critical Evaluation /Transferable Skills developed): 30%
? Structure clarity & presentation of work: 10%
Proposed Structure:
Front Cover (excluded from the word count)
Ex. Summary (excluded from the word count):
Describing max one page what is this assignment on key concepts key incidents and mostly the learning outcomes on your transferable skills)
Table of contents (excluded from the word count)
Introduction:
Short one/two paragraphs ideally describing briefly reflective techniques and their value. Here you mention the key theories on reflection that you will use (or not) and why. For example theories from authors suchs as Kolbs Gibbs Schon etc. A smart way to get points is not just to mention and reference the ones that you use but also the ones that you will not use and why (and of course reference them).
Critical Incidents analysis:
Over here you can write from 2 to 4 critical incidents either positive or negative from your experience in MEGA simulation. Avoid writing only one or more than 4 (since then you either overanalyse or analyse too thinly). Ideally 3 would be just fine depending on your writing style (extensive or not). Within those critical incidents (for every one): you need to analyse what happened shortly and not write a narrative/personal story or self justification. You need to identify both your view and the other members views looking at things in a reflective manner. You can also write in the 1st person if you need to.
It is for you to reflect on the most memorable (important for you) moments/processes/feelings and then go on the next level to analyse them through the relevant theoretical concepts up to now this is the Use and detail of critical incidents: 30% interwoven of course with the next part!
Reflecting you need to mostly explain through the use of theories why this/these happened. For example in the beginning/first week of your teamwork for the simulation you might experienced issues on getting together as team members and take the appropriate decisions.
This can be viewed though the team formation theories (i.e.norming storming performing) through communication theories through leadership through power through culture through team working/group dynamics concepts and or course through strategy concepts when talking of the appropriate strategy. These concepts (and many more similar) should be used for you to analyse your experience (providing the referencing) and talking about the implications to you and your team. (This is the Application of academic theories & concepts: 30%)
In the end of every incident OR after the incidents you need to say clearly how this experience helped you develop your skills (which skills and why) and these can be used in the future to your professional life. That is why we call them transferable skills. For example how did you develop more your interpersonal organisational communication planning (and many more) skills and their value since using them in the future professional life. This is the Quality of critical insights: 30% and part of the conclusions.
The conclusions can be either part of every incident or a final part of the report. In any case please make them clear for us by making them either separate sub-chapters in every incident or a different chapter in the end of the report. Over here you need as said before you need to explain clearly the transferable skills developed
Sources/ References (excluded from the word count):
Make sure you list all the theories concepts that you mention inside the text and also the ones that you read to write the text (even if they are not mentioned in it!). Use of course the Harvard Ref Style. Number of Refs? Minimum 10 but is not a matter of quantity it is rather quality!
Appendices (excluded from the word count):


 

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