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Assessment 4: Reflection
4A: Individual Reflective Essay (35%) and 4B: Peer Evaluation (5%)
Week 11
Word Count: 1000 words
Individual Reflective Essay (35%)
Reflect on your leadership and facilitation skills.
Submit a written reflection on your role as a group facilitator. Reflect on your planning, facilitation and leadership with explicit research and links to the theory covered in the course, for example:
o How did the stage of the group impact your facilitation style and content? Analyse facilitation style and content.
o Which strategies did you use to ensure participation? To resolve conflicts? o Did the planning for your session assist your delivery as a facilitator? o Which leadership styles did you use and why were they suitable for the context? What worked well? What could have been improved?
o How did age, gender, diversity, background (trauma, mental health) impact on your facilitation and communication?
Assessment 4B: Peer Evaluation (5%)
Reflection and evaluation of group members’ participation in the group process and performance. Template provided.
Written Reflection on Facilitation Criteria Weight Fail
(-49%) Pass (50 – 59%) Credit (60 – 69%) Distinction (70 – 79%) High Distinction (80 %+)
Demonstrated awareness of own participation in the group and impact on other group members (application of group work theory and models) 15% Group work theory and modes discussion absent. Group work theory and modes discussion present. Group work theory and modes discussion present, demonstrated awareness of impact to other group members. Discussion of leadership and linked to demonstrated reflection on impact on others. In-depth discussion of leadership and linked to demonstrated reflection on impact on others.
Demonstrate awareness of different approaches to decision making (application of group work theory) 15% No discussion of decision making. Discussion of decision making. Discussion of decision making; awareness of different approaches included. Application of theory to own facilitation and decision making in the group setting. Extensive application of theory to own facilitation and decision making in the group setting.
Demonstrates awareness of group dynamics, and the role of the facilitator (application of group work theory) 15% Discussion of role as facilitator absent. Role of facilitator discussed. Facilitation role discussed in relation to group dynamics. Discussion of facilitating groups and inclusion of examples from own experience. Sophisticated discussion of facilitating groups and inclusion of examples from own experience.
Demonstrates awareness of one’s leadership style (application of leadership theory) 15% No discussion of leadership styles. Demonstrated awareness of leadership style. Awareness of leadership style; discussion of leadership theory. Discussion of leadership and linked to demonstrated reflection on own leadership style. In-depth discussion of leadership and linked to demonstrated reflection on own leadership style.
Demonstrates awareness of conflict resolution strategies (application of group conflict theory) 15% Information regarding conflict resolution and theory not presented. Conflict resolution discussed. Conflict resolution and theories discussed. Application of conflict theory to own facilitation and conflict management in group. Extensive application of conflict theory to own facilitation and conflict management in group.
Demonstrates awareness of strategies to support engagement from diverse members
(application of facilitating group theory) 15% Facilitation discussion regarding engagement absent. Engagement strategies discussed. Demonstrated awareness of engagement strategies to support engagement discussed Discussion of facilitating groups and inclusion of examples from own experience of application of strategies to support engagement. Sophisticated discussion of facilitating groups and inclusion of examples from own experience of application of strategies to support engagement.
Academic Writing and Referencing 10% Insufficient references and absent referencing; poor written English. Attempt at referencing, some sources used; some errors in written English. Some APA 7 refencing demonstrated, range of sources and text books used; adequate written expression and structure. APA 7 refencing demonstrated, range of current sources and text books used; good written expression and structure. APA 7 refencing fully demonstrated, wide range of current sources and text books used effectively; excellent written expression and structure.
Total /35%