For this assignment you are required to reflect on what you want from your future employment, and record your thoughts over the course of the module in the form of a reflective journal.
Your work should consist of 3 clear parts:
- Introductory evaluation: You should consider at the outset of the module what you think are the important factors you are seeking in any existing or future work role. You might like to base your evaluation on previous experiences of work or study. For example, do you enjoy working alone or with others? Do you like being given responsibility? Do you think you would enjoy varied work, or do you prefer to stick with familiar activities? Is money important to you, or are you more interested in work which is meaningful, or where you can make a difference? Do you want to work for a large or small organisation, for yourself? These are only a few of the issues you may want to discuss. Try to explain why these are important to you.
- A regular record of your thoughts and how they develop in the light of what you are learning on the module. You MUST show in this section how your reading and learning in class is informing your thoughts and your work must include references to appropriate theory and how you are applying it to your own experience. You may include your reflections in the form of appendices in order to make the most of word count limitations. You must include at least 5 entries, one of which must be on the theme of ‘staff welfare’.
- A final conclusion indicating how and whether and how your thoughts about your future work aspirations and ambitions have changed in the light of your learning and experiences on this module.
You should ensure that you include any references to theory or research of relevance in appropriate Harvard referencing format. Whenever you discuss research or theory, you must clearly show your sources. Avoid anonymous web sources (including Wikipedia!) whose content may be unreliable.
Assessment Criteria (The actual assessment components for this assignment)
Criteria Weighting (If applicable)
Knowledge and understanding: of theory/research relating to individual behaviour in the workplace
Reflection: Evidence of genuine personal reflection and attempt to consider how theory/research might impact on personal thoughts
Communication: ability to communicate clearly using effective and appropriate English, and accurate Harvard referencing format where required