Introduction and brief evaluation of psychological approaches to understanding self and others in the workplace
1.Demonstrate an understanding of the range of personal and interpersonal skills and knowledge required to work effectively with others Intellectual/Transferable:
2.Apply a range of approaches to develop your self-awareness and self-confidence within diverse teams and contexts
Using the pro-forma provided (see Appendix A), reflect on one of the core skills listed
Reflective Personal Development Report and Action Plan
a)Introduction and brief evaluation of psychological approaches to understanding self and others in the workplace
b)3 x Reflective journals comprising 3 core skills from the list provided –. You must choose 3 core skills and complete a pro-forma (see Appendix A) for each one of these skills.
c)Summary Action Plan: Identify and reflect of 3 areas for development. Please ensure that the chosen areas were identified from one or more of the four reflective journals
1.Reflective Personal Development Report and Action Plan (60%)
The reflective report should consist of an introduction and evaluation of psychological approaches used for improving understanding of self and others, and Three (3) journal entries using the template provided in Appendix A to evidence the development of your understanding of self via your engagement with the learning and activities on this module. You will be assessed on your ability to reflect on what you have learned about business psychology and the depth and breadth of your academic reading (word count 1500 words, approx. 500 words per entry).
·Introduce and briefly evaluate psychological perspectives to understanding self and others in the workplace.
·Identify three (3) different skills or attributes which you have explored as part of this module. (In total, there are 10 core skills, which you can select your 4 from – please see Information Box 1.)For each of the four skills/attributes you select you should:-
Define and describe the core skill/attribute
Discuss why you might possess this skill/attribute
Explore the importance of this skill/attribute and provide evidence via self-assessment tools and seminar sessions to demonstrate your current level of competence. This should include referring to feedback from peers and your tutor
Identify any contradictions with regard to this skill/attribute
Identify its relevance to your future career
·Evidence your wide reading and familiarity with theoretical concepts (psychology and business)
·Demonstrate your ability to reflect on practice
Summarise the major strengths and weaknesses that you have identified from your reflective journal entries.
Demonstrate your ability to review the current levels of competence in order to identify and address appropriate areas for development .
·Identify three (3) areas of personal development and demonstrate how you plan to deal with the development needs in preparation for year 2, and your occupational/career interest
·Ensure that identified areas of development are linked to the reflections from your journal entries
3.The final 10% of marks will be awarded for the presentation and structure of your assignment and the accurate referencing of your sources using the Roehampton Harvard format.
How we will support you with your assessment
You will receive formative feedback during the module in the form of:
·Formative feedback on one draft reflective journal entry (provided by your Tutor and peers) in Week 8
·Opportunities for reflection and reflective writing during your seminars
·Links to the assessment throughout your seminars and team-building session specifically
·Assignment hand-in checklist
·Directed study reflections on learning
·Feedback/guidance on your self-assessment findings in seminars
·FAQs on Moodle
How will your work be assessed?
Your work will be assessed by your module tutor who will use the marking grid provided in this assessment brief. Specifically, we will be looking out for your ability to
a) reflective using reflective models/theory;
b) identify and correctly reference the self-assessment tools you have used;
c) and, lastly your use of in-text citations and correctly referenced (Harvard) sources of evidence. Feedback will be structured in terms of the ‘Stop, Start, Continue’ approach. When you access your marked work it is important that you reflect on the feedback so that you can use it to improve future assignments