CIWE – SECOND ASSESSMENT: personal reflection

CIWE – SECOND ASSESSMENT – 1000 words.

The second piece of assessment is a personal reflection about the process of research. It comprises 40% of the grades for this course.

 

Learning outcomes assessed:

  • Critically reflect on the complex processes involved in undertaking research in the social world.
  • Engage with the complex processes involved in writing about research evidence gained through social research on work and employment, thereby helping prepare them for dissertation research.
  • Critically evaluate the research and writing decisions made that lead to published studies in contemporary areas of debate about work and employment, thereby extending their critical reading skills.

 

 

Your reflection is, by definition, personal to you. But it should broadly be structured to address the following question:

 

  • What have you learned as a result of hearing researchers talk about their research throughout this course?

 

To do this, you should use the idea of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). This is a key skill for any (future) professional. There is a link to the questions the CIPD asks its members to undertake yearly as part of the process of documenting their CPD and it is a good habit to develop as you move into the workforce. This assessment is therefore inspired by that approach. You should address all of the questions below, although you may choose to spend more words on some sections than others.

 

  • Provide an example of where one of the speakers on this course helped you identify a gap in your knowledge.
  • Provide an example of where one of the speakers on this course helped you identify a gap in your skills.
  • For each of the two examples, identify a way to address that skill or knowledge gap. What training might you need to undertake? Can you do this alone? Or do you need to take specific actions? Are those short-term or a long-term objectives?
  • Reflect on how these skills and knowledge will help you with your dissertation research.
  • Reflect on how these research skills and knowledge might help you secure a job when you graduate. Do you need to fill other gaps to be a strong candidate for the kinds of jobs you are looking for? If you don’t know the answer, how would you find out?

 

Marking rubric – Assignment 2

 

  A grade B grade C grade D grade E grade
Evidence of reflection on research process Excellent evidence of reflection on the research process Very good evidence of reflection on the research process Good evidence of reflection on the research process Weaknesses in evidence of reflection on the research process Significant weaknesses in evidence of reflection on the research process
Identification of skills and knowledge gaps Excellent

identification of skills and knowledge gaps

Very good

identification of skills and knowledge gaps

Good identification of skills and

knowledge gaps

Weaknesses in

identification of skills and knowledge gaps

Significant

weaknesses in

identification of skills and knowledge gaps

Reflection on ways to

address skills and knowledge gaps

Excellent reflection on ways to address skills and knowledge gaps Very good reflection on ways to address skills and knowledge gaps Good reflection on ways to address skills and knowledge gaps Weaknesses in reflection on ways to address skills and knowledge gaps Significant weaknesses in reflection on ways to address skills and knowledge gaps
Reflection on relevance of academic skills to wider labour market Excellent reflection on relevance of academic skills to wider labour market Very good reflection on relevance of academic skills to wider labour market Good reflection on relevance of academic skills to wider labour market Weaknesses in reflection on relevance of academic skills to wider labour market Significant weaknesses in reflection on relevance of academic skills to wider labour market
Presentation Excellent presentation:

language, structure, etc.

Very good presentation:

language, structure, etc.

Good presentation: language, structure, etc. Weaknesses in presentation:

language, structure, etc.

Significant weaknesses in presentation:

language, structure, etc.