Assessment 1: Self Development Journal 1500 words (weighted at 50% of total marks)

Guidance on answering assessment questions:
The aim of this assessment is to measure the outcome of your self-development in terms of knowledge acquired, understanding developed and skills or abilities gained in relation to diversity and equality.
Modules like this value reflection and will expect you to be able to reflect on experience.

You are required to produce a 1500 word self development journal
This journal is for you to:
a? record your learning of diversity and equality
a? record key points
a? think about what you have learnt

This journal will:
a? help you record key events in your studies
a? help you record key thoughts or ideas, like a diary
a? be used as part of your assessment for the module

Note: This is just an example and not a recommendation or mark scheme
1. What are your expectations of this module in relation to learning on diversity and equality
2. Use the following checklist to assess your qualities and skills
a? Open minded
a? Organised
a? Sincere
a? Perceptive
a? Flexible
a? Reliable
a? Communication
a? Academic knowledge
a? Numeracy
a? ICT
a? Teamwork
a? Problem solving
a? Reflection
a? Time management
a? Record keeping

3. What have I learnt?
4. In what areas do I need to improve?
5. Action Plan


Assessment 2: Report on Coaching Practice 1500 words (weighted at 50% of total marks)
You will be required to provide a 1500 word written report on your coaching practice in relation to diversity and equality.

A fundamental aspect of good coaching and practice is using reflection and self-assessment to evaluate performance and effectiveness. Being able to critically examine your own coaching practice and identify improvements is central to developing as a coach and teacher.

Reflection is an active process of thinking about your own experience in order to take a closer look at it, be critical of it, and learn from it. The key to reflection is learning how to take perspective on your own actions and experience.
You may find using a reflective model to structure your report helpful. Reflective models provide you with some prompts that allow you to explore the situation you are reflecting on in detail.
Example: Gibbs model
Note: This is just an example and not a recommendation or mark scheme

What happened? Telling the story (uninterrupted). A small paragraph is usually enough. Feeling
What were you thinking and feeling? What were your initial reactions? (How are you feeling now as you retell the story?).
What was good and bad about the experience? (Why was it good or bad and what are you basing this judgement upon?)
What sense can you make of your experience? Think about what this means to you. What implications does it have for your future practice?
What else could you have done? (And the reasons why you didnat?)
Action plan
If it arose again, what would you do? (The same thing or something different) Is it a situation you expect to deal with again? If not how could your reflections be applied to other situations?