English Academic Skills
Write a 500-word self-reflective essay on the following topic:
‘Reflect on your role in the group presentations. Identify and critically evaluate the strategies used, and indicate how you will address areas for development.’
Models such as Gibbs Reflective Cycle and Greenaway’s Reflective Cycle that you studied in your Business Essentials module can be used to help you with the self-evaluation.
Use at least two academic sources, correctly referenced, in your evaluation. The Harvard Referencing system should be used for any resources used as part of your research.
Questions that could help you think about this evaluation could be – what was positive/negative about the experience, why was it positive/negative, what did you learn from the situation and would you do it differently if you had to do it again. Use examples to illustrate your points.
Feel free to use material from your Business Essentials modules plus any other relevant academic sources.
I had two group presentations: – SWOT Costa Coffee;
In both cases, there were 5 students in each group. All the usual problems appeared: finishing work in the last hours, although we had weeks available; not talking nearly as enough with the rest of the team; frustration at feeling unprepared in the last minutes before presentation. We got marks of 65 for the first and 55 for the second.
Try keeping it as general as possible with examples and problems in working in groups.