Guidelines for writing the reflection on the e-portfolio-1 (1)

What students need to do.

You must create an e-portfolio which includes a minimum of 3 artefacts supporting your learning.

See guidelines on how to create an e-portfolio

Once the e-portfolio has been created, you must write a report reflecting on how the artefacts were chosen to illustrate your key strengths and potential to manage in the future. The written report must include a clear understanding of how you function as a manager, but more importantly how you like to be managed by others.

Marking rubric

Note: the e-portfolio created on Canvas will not be graded. You can continue to update this e-portfolio as you progress through university.

You will receive 10% of the grade for this assignment by completing two artefacts:

  1. Emotional Intelligence micro-credential
  2. Creating/updating your LinkedIn profile to include in your report.

The written reflection will be graded on Canvas.

Refer to the marking rubric for the written reflection under the Assignment Task 3 tab on Canvas.

Steps in writing the written reflection

Step 1: Provide a short personal statement of yourself

Start the reflection by providing a short bio of yourself. Highlight what you are currently doing, any work or other professional experiences, your values, and what you hope to do in the future.

While this bio is important for the reflection, it will also give you the skills to write about yourself in a professional manner. You will be able to write a cover letter for a prospective job, start a LinkedIn profile or use this information in an interview. Include your LinkedIn profile link at the end of the bio section.

Include your statement of purpose in your introduction. This should align with your bio and the artefacts you have included.  The artefacts are evidence that supports your statement of purpose.

 

Example 1:

A life-long data enthusiast: from analysing cricket statistics as a child, to ‘living the dream’, getting paid to maintain data in my part-time work along with demonstrating my knowledge of this at the university.  I have the somewhat rare ability to understand both the technical and business side of company requirements, and therefore am more than capable of tying the two together to achieve optimal outcomes. A key aspiration is to further strengthen…..

Statement of Purpose:

I believe in making the complex simple… giving business users an experience whereby they need never know the work that has gone into producing their requirements.  I will always ask ‘why’ a customer wants a piece produced, rather than just ‘what’, as this gives me the information I need to produce the best possible result, leveraging my knowledge of both business and technology.

Example 2:

I am a dedicated professional with a commitment to championing Diversity and Inclusion within the corporate environment. I am majoring in Human Resource Studies and have successfully gained HR experience in a variety of sectors including, professional services and hospitality.  In these roles, I have effectively championed best practice people management and driven performance improvement. I have also taken the lead in developing diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives through projects within my university studies.

Statement of Purpose:

Passion for people is the reason why I do what I do.

Step 2:  For each of the three artefacts you have included in your e-portfolio, reflect on it based on a module in ITM.

Each of the artefacts in the e-portfolio draws on theory and knowledge covered across three modules of ITM.

  1. What is Management?

Briefly describe the artefact you chose for this module. Reflect on how the artefact relates to managers’ work and how it will help/assist you as a future manager.

If you chose the results of the values test as an artefact, you can reflect on how this test will help you as a future manager and also develop a statement of purpose based on your core values,

For example, The author aspires to be an effective communicator that considers cultural identities when working with others.

  1. What is involved in management in organisations?

Briefly describe the artefact you chose for this module. Reflect on how this artefact shows how the context of managers’ work has changed and how this artefact can help/assist you as a future manager. Consider how you can answer the question: what is involved in management in organisations?

For example, you may discuss your Myer Brigg’s style and how this preference may influence your understanding of what is involved in management but also what you perceive as important in managers’ work.

  1. What are the key functions a manager needs to address in order to be effective?

Briefly describe the artefact you chose for this module. One of the artefacts must be the Emotional Intelligence micro-credential. Reflect on how this artefact relates to the main functions that managers need to engage in to be effective. Also, reflect on how this artefact will help/assist you in engaging in work and provide knowledge about your capacity to be managed effectively.

For example, when you choose to include the badge of the Emotional Intelligence test done in Week 9 or 10 as your artefact, you can reflect on how managers use emotions to motivate employees. You must also reflect on your potential to use emotions to motivate employees and yourself.

Step 3: Write a Conclusion

Write a Conclusion to your report by briefly summarising the artefacts chosen and how each relates to the three modules in ITM and what you have learnt from the course that helps you achieve your statement of purpose.

Step 4: Include the reference list

All references cited within the body of the reflection need to be referenced according to the Harvard style in the reference list. Ensure that you include relevant references in this reflection. A minimum of 3 should be included.

Formatting requirements for the reflection

The word count for the refection is 1500 words (+/- 10%) typed in Times New Roman font size 12 with 1.5 spacing.

 

 

 

 

 

Structure for this assignment

 

Introduction Clearly articulate the focus of your ‘statement of purpose’.

Explain why it is important to research and answer.

Demonstrate through your reflection and question how you will address this statement of purpose.

Include a

·       short bio

  • and a link to your e-portfolio
Appr. 150 words
Body Paragraphs Discuss how your 3 artefacts relate to the 3 key areas of focus:

1. What is management?

2. Why do managers need to be effective at working in different contexts? What is involved in management in organisations?

3. What are the key functions you believe a manager needs to address in order to be effective in their career?

Describe the insights you have gained from this course.

Explain how your research and articles address your statement of purpose.

You may use the first person (e.g. ‘I’ and ‘my’) in parts of this reflection but not throughout all of the analysis. You may use ‘I’ to talk about why you value the question you chose and how your exploration of this question has deepened your understanding. You will need to use more formal academic language to discuss your research and evidence.

Appr. 800 words

 

Your personal thoughts should be at the end of the body paragraphs, appr. 150 words.

Conclusion Summarise the key points made in the body paragraphs.

Your conclusion should provide the reader with a clear understanding of your response to each management question (module) and the core rationale underpinning your view.

Note: You must comply with the required RMIT Harvard Referencing and font/format requirements.

Appr. 550 words

 

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