MGTS1601: Reflection Assessment

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MGTS1601: Reflection Assessment

MGTS1601: Giving Voice to Values Reflection Assessment Guide

Task Description

During the semester you should have completed two Giving Voice to Values online modules and participated in two Giving Voice to Values seminars in Week 6 and Week 8. In the first seminar, we discussed our purpose and values in small groups, and in the second seminar we discussed several short Giving Voice to Values cases.

A core element of Giving Voice to Values is understanding who you are, and knowing your purpose and your core values.  Giving Voices to Values also assumes that you have knowledge about the skills that you possess and how these can be improved.  This self-knowledge of your purpose, values and skills can help you to develop plans and strategies about how to approach and manage value conflicts effectively, both at work and in your personal life.

The importance of understanding yourself is discussed in depth in the short article below.  You should ensure that you have read it before commencing the assignment.

Key Questions

In this assignment, you are required to write an short reflection about yourself and your experiences with the Giving Voice to Values activities and cases.  In doing this, you need to address the following questions:

  • Who am I? What are my core values and my purpose in life?
  • What skills do I have currently, and how do they compare with the skills that employers want? What is my current skill level?
  • Based on the skills analysis, how can I further develop the skill(s) that need improvement?
  • What have I learnt about myself and others as a result of completing the Giving Voice to Values activities and cases?
  • What did I learn about managing value conflicts at work or in my personal life?


Learning Objectives

  1. The learning objectives of this assignment are:
  2. To deepen your understanding of yourself, especially your core values and purpose in life
  3. To increase your understanding of the current skills that you possess, and how these compare to 21st century employability skills
  4. To help you start thinking about how you can improve your skill set to become more employable
  5. To encourage you to think about how other individuals respond to value conflicts and what you can learn from them
  6. To provide you with some preliminary knowledge and skills to help you handle value conflicts in future
  7. To further develop your written communication skills MGTS1601: Reflection Assessment

Reflection Marking Criteria

Please see below for a discussion of the marking criteria and what you need to include in each section of your report.  You will also need to refer to the published marking criteria as you are writing your report to make sure that you are addressing all requirements.  Please note that you do NOT need to include an Introduction or Conclusion.

Criterion 1

Reflection on Self, Values, Purpose and Employability Skills (40%)

In this criterion, you need to reflect on yourself and who you are, including your personal values and purpose. This section should be a maximum of 2-4 sentences only.  You should also compare and contrast your current skills with at least four 21st century employability skills, using at least three relevant sources from the scholarly literature to support your points.  Your skill evaluation should be based on clear evidence and/or examples from your own experience. Based on this analysis, you need to explain how you could further develop the skill(s) that need improvement.

Criterion 2

Reflection on Giving Voice to Values Activities and Lessons Learnt (40%)

In this criterion, you need to demonstrate what you have learnt about yourself AND others as a result of completing the Giving Voice to Values activities and cases.  Your reflection must be supported by evidence and examples from your experiences.  Here, you could use examples of things that other students said during group discussions in seminars or tutorials to support your points.  You could also consider what you learnt about yourself from completing the questions at the end of the first Giving Voice to Values module. Finally, you need to provide three or more points about what you learnt about managing value conflicts in the workplace or in your personal life. MGTS1601: Reflection Assessment

Criterion 3

Writing (15%)

This is a professional reflection, and we expect a high standard of written expression.  This includes appropriate sentences and clear paragraphs to separate your ideas.  You should ensure that your report is clear and concise, and is written in Australian English.  You should write in an appropriate professional tone and proof-read your work for spelling, grammatical and typographical errors.

Criterion 4

Presentation (5%)

You should ensure that your reflection uses the official title page provided at Blackboard.  Your reflection should also include page numbering, sub-headings, double‐spacing and 2.5cm margins on all pages.  Further formatting information is available in the next section of this module. A single referencing style should be consistently used throughout, and there should not be any errors in the in‐text citations or Reference List. This report has a word limit of 700 words (+/- 10%).  Markers will stop marking once this word limit is reached. 


Writing and Presentation Guidelines

When finalising your reflection, please make sure that it conforms to the following requirements and includes:

  • The title page provided at Blackboard, including your name, student number, word count of the report, and whether you attended the Giving Voice to Values seminars
  • 5cm margins on all sides of the page
  • Double-spaced text and page numbering on all pages
  • Headings for the two sections of the reflection
  • All text formatted in 12-point Times New Roman font
  • A Reference List in either Harvard, APA or AMJ format
  • Please note that you do NOT have to include copies of the Giving Voice to Values worksheets from the seminars unless you refer to them in the text

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