This task seeks to capture your critical reflections on the lessons learnt from an experiential learning activity/project which you participated in this semester; with a social enterprise, an NGO, a charitable organisation or a student club that advocates for social welfare or community service.

Unit Learning Objectives (use at least 2 in the essay):

  1. Demonstrate a contextual appreciation of management as an evolving set of contested

ideas for how managers may influence people, organisations, and their environments to

achieve organisational goals

  1. Identify what managers do in practice, and analyse how the various activities that

comprise managing both shape and are shaped by individual and group behaviour and

diversity in organisational settings

  1. Critically evaluate the impact of contemporary management practices on employee

experiences of being managed

  1. Explain the concepts of stakeholder interests, ethics and responsible management and

assess their implications for individuals and organisations in a global context

  1. Apply research, analytical and communication skills required of the management

discipline to address business challenges.

Details of the Task-Also check the 2nd Page for details

(Personal Reflective Essay)

 

This task seeks to capture your critical reflections on the lessons learnt from an

experiential learning activity/project which you participated in this semester; with a social

enterprise, an NGO, a charitable organisation or a student club that advocates for social welfare orcommunity service.

 

Examples of an experiential learning activity in this assessment may include:

  • a volunteering experience at a school for refugees or shelter homes.
  • participating in an experiential training workshop delivered by an organisation that promotes

social inclusion.

  • participating in a fund-raising project for the less privileged community.

 

In this reflective task, articulate key lessons learnt through your participation in an experientiallearning activity that involves social inclusion initiatives or community service engagement.

 

Relateyour learning experience to at least two unit learning objectives in this unit.

 

For this task, although citations are generally not necessary, you will still need to cite appropriatelywhen definitions as used.

 

Marks will be awarded based on the insights, criticality and internalized learning exhibited in the write-up.

 

Details of the NGO that I participated:

The organization’s role is to provide training to a selected group of teenagers and young adults diagnosed as ‘persons with learning disabilities’ (PLD’ s). PLDs does not mean that their total being is disabled. Their intellectual capacity maybe limited but they do have other skills and aptitudes which can enable them to perform in the employment field in making them valued employees. The main purpose of this organization is to train these PLD’s with basic job skills to enable them to eventually enter the employment world, on either a full-time or part time basis.

 

Details of the volunteering that I have done (in 10 weeks):

Facilitated learning for “’persons with learning disabilities” including those with Down’s Syndrome, using Arithmetic Lessons, Grammar Lessons,Drawing and Colouring, and a game to let the participants to understand the role and concepts of money and profit.

The following guideline is provided to assist you in articulatingrelevant learning gained from the experience:

 

Briefly describe the experience (e.g. the nature of the community service engagement

/experiential learning that you participated in, the background of the organisation, role

undertaken, the staff members of the organisation that you liaised with or worked alongside)

(max 100 words)

 

Analysis of the experience (approximately 500 words) to include:

  • What did I learn?
  • How, specifically, did I learn it from the experiential learning activity/community service
  • How, specifically, did I learn it from the experiential learning activity/community service

engagement?

  • How do you feel about this experience?
  • Why does this learning matter, or why is it significant/meaningful?
  • How has this experience changed my understanding of myself and others?
  • How has this experience deepened my understanding in terms of management knowledge

/theory and practices (refer to the unit learning objectives)?

  • In what ways will I use this learning in my current role as a student and in my future career?

(Adapted from: Ash, S.L. & Clayton, P.H. (2004). The articulated learning: An approach to guidedreflection and assessment, Innovative Higher Education, 29(2), 137-154)

Marking Criteria

(also check the marking sheet in excel file that I have attached separately):

 

Criteria (10% in Total)
Description of experience:

presents the nature of the experiential community

engagement which includes the type of activity or involvement, specific role

undertaken and a brief background of the organisation.

3%
Analysis of experience:

refers to the extent to which the reflection incorporates

insightful/critical analysis of how the experience contributed to student

understanding of self, others, and unit learning goals/materials (management

topics).

5%
Structure/Expression:

refers to the extent to which the reflective writing is clear,

concise, and well organised with a structured paragraph construction. Thoughtsare expressed in a coherent and logical manner.

2%

 

Word limit: 600 (+/- 10%)

Excessive word count beyond this acceptable range shall result in a reduction of 2 marks.

Presentation requirements: Your assignment should be

Word processed, Times New Roman, size 11 font, 2.5cm margin on all sides, 1.5 spaced, margins for paragraphs should be fully aligned, double-sided printing, pages numbered accordingly and spaced between paragraphs.

 

Criteria for marking: Please refer to the marking sheet provided.

 

Please Refer to 3rd page for “Important Points to Take Note”

 

 

 

IMPORTANT POINTS TO TAKE NOTE:

No citation is needed in a reflection essay.

Marks will be awarded based on the

1.Insights (cause and effect / understanding)

2.Criticality

3.Internalized learning exhibited

 

Introduction

Describe the experience –100 words

Body

Analysis of the experience –400 words

Conclusion

Synthesize your ideas –100 words

 

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