LO 1 Demonstrate effective communication skills, applicable to academic and professional contexts.

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Module code and title:

FY026 Preparing for Success at University: Knowledge and Creativity

Module leader:

 

 

Assignment No. and type:

CW1: Written Assignment (Reflective Essay)

Assessment weighting:

40%

Submission time and date:

 

Target feedback time and date:

 

 

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

LO 1

Demonstrate effective communication skills, applicable to academic and professional contexts.

LO 2

Reflect on their individual performance, behaviour and experience in education and/or employment

 

Assignment task

Write an essay of 1000 words, reflecting on your behaviour and experience in an educational or employment experience to demonstrate effective communication skills applicable to professional context.

In your reflection, choose to use the Gibbs Cycle as the theoretical frameworks to conduct your reflection. In addition, your reflection must underpin either one or two communication skills as below:

  1. Listening & Questioning skills
    1. Conflict Resolution and Mediation skills
    2. Emotional Intelligence i.e. the ability to understand and manage your emotions so as to communicate effectively, avoid stress, overcome challenges and empathise with others
    3. Nonverbal communication such as body language, eye contact, hand gestures, and tone of voice and use of Alternative communication skills to deal with individuals with specific communication needs such as those with visual and hearing impairments
    4. Appropriate use of Digital technology

Task requirements

Written work submitted as part of this assignment should be presented according to the following:

  1. The essay should be 1.5 line spaced
  2. Font must be Ariel 12
  3. Follow the reference guidelines
  4. The assessment must be within the word count range 900-1100

 

Referencing and research requirements

Please reference your work according to the appropriate style for your subject as defined in Cite Them Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the University library. Write an essay of 1000 words, reflecting on your behaviour and experience in an educational or employment experience to demonstrate effective communication skills applicable to professional context.

 

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 Foundation Level. Demonstrate effective communication skills, applicable to academic and professional contexts.

 

Submission details

 

  • You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic misconduct, which can be viewed on the University website: https://bucks.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/9546/Academic-Misconduct-Policy.pdf. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations
  • Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will be considered a late submission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded, but will be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard. Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.

Key Resources (Texts / Journals / Databases / Websites) BBC (2018) Bitesize: GCSE maths. Available at: https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/z38pycw (Accessed, 12/03/18).

Bucks New University (2017) Your career. Available at: http://bucks.ac.uk/learningandteaching/careers_and_employability/ (Accessed 26/09/17).

Cottrell, S. (2013) The Study skills handbook. 4th edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cottrell, S. (2015) Skills for success: personal development and employability. 3rd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Handy, C. (2016) The second curve: thoughts on reinventing society. London: Random House Books

Learning Development Unit (LDU) Organisation on Blackboard www.bucks.ac.uk/blackboard

Macmillan International (2018) Cite then right online. Available at: https://www.citethemrightonline.com (Accessed 26/02/18).

The Open University (2018) Skills for OU study. Available at: http://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/ (Accessed 26/02/18).

Palgrave Macmillan (2018) Pocket study skills series. Available at https://www.macmillanihe.com/series/pocket-study-skills/14549/ (Accessed 10/03/18).

Skills4Study Campus (2017) Interactive e-learning for students. Available at: http://www.skills4studycampus.com/palgrave/ (Accessed 26/02/18).

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