Individual reflection on group work

                              Assessment Brief

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  Assessment title:    AS2 Individual Reflection on Group Work
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Please read this assessment brief in its entirety before starting work on the Assessment Task.

The Individual Reflection on Group Work

The Assessment Task

Using frameworks and models discussed earlier (please refer to content covered in F2F sessions in Term 1), reflect on your team work, considering the following questions:

What was the objective you set out to achieve in each group discussion?

Did you achieve this objective?

Why did the team achieve/ not achieve your objectives? 

What challenges did you face? 

How did you overcome these challenges?

What have the team learned from this?

What did you learn about yourself as a team member and have you made any changes in the way you work as a team?

Nb: Higher marks will be awarded to students who demonstrate critical reflection on team’s development and group work. Do not provide descriptive statements commenting on your understanding of models and theory, this is NOT what is required in this assignment. Please read Assignment rubric to understand how you will be assessed.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this assessment, you will be able to:

e) Work effectively in a team, synthesise complex information in a form that communicates an innovative and entrepreneurial intervention to a range of internal and external audiences.

a) Critically reflect on own contributions to the team and identify appropriate strategies for self and team improvement.

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 on NILE for further details of the criteria against which you will be assessed.

Word Limits  

The maximum word limit for this assessment is 1200 words

Allowing for +/-10%

In accordance with the Assessment and Feedback Policy, as stated in section 4.40 where a submission exceeds the stipulated word limit by more than 10%, the submission will only be marked up to and including the additional 10%. Anything over this will not be included in the final grade for the assessment item. Abstracts, bibliographies, reference lists, appendices and footnotes are excluded from any word limit requirements. 

In line with section 4.41 of the same Policy, where a submission is notably under the word limit, the full submission will be marked on the extent to which the learning objectives have been met. 

Mitigating Circumstances 

For guidance on Mitigating circumstances please go to Mitigating Circumstances  where you will find detailed guidance on the policy as well as guidance and the form for making an application. 

Please note, however, that an application to defer an assessment on the grounds of mitigating circumstances should normally be made in advance of the submission deadline or examination date. 

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity  

Unless this is a group assessment,the work you produce must be your own with work taken from any other source properly referenced and attributed. The University of Northampton policy will apply in all cases of copying, plagiarism or any other methods by which students have obtained (or attempted to obtain) an unfair advantage. 

If you are in any doubt about what constitutes plagiarism or any other infringement of academic integrity, please read the University’s Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy. For help with understanding academic integrity go to UNPAC  and follow the Top Tips for Good Academic Practice on the student hub.  

Please note that the penalties for copying work from another source without proper referencing are severe and can include failing the assessment, failing the module and expulsion from the university. 

Feedback and Grades 

These can be accessed through clicking on the Feedback and Grades tab on NILE. Feedback will be provided by a rubric with summary comments. For work submitted to TURNITIN, please also click through for within text comments.