Guidelines for the Preparation of the Professional
Module title: Critical Reflection and Developing Practice
Assessment Point: Formative task
Assessment task: Plan for the Professional Portfolio
Word count limit: 500-700 words
Submission deadline: Please consult the VLE.
Submission procedure: Please submit via the submission link on the VLE.
This assessment DOES NOT carry any points.
Your Plan for the Professional Portfolio should be word processed (handwritten
assignments are not accepted), using time new roman size 12 font, double spaced,
with numbered pages and your student number printed as a footer on every page.
The word limits stated for this assignment excludes the reference list at the end
of the assignment but includes all text in the main body of the assignment
The majority of references should come from primary sources (e.g., journal
articles, conference papers, reports, etc.) although you can also utilise area
specific textbooks. You must ensure that you use the Harvard style of referencing.
Please indicate the word count length at the end of your assignment.
Please note that you are required to submit an extended literature review project
where you will critically evaluate scholarly articles and books in order to answer
specific research questions.
NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO COLLECT ANY PRIMARY DATA
Written assignment instructions: An outline (please the template below) briefly mentioning the points that you
will develop for your final assessment in week 8. You will need to mention each basic point in a few words (100-200 words) and provide the sources you will use to develop your points after you conduct your research on the two topics. Make sure to conduct your literature search for academic sources and then narrow them down to the ones that are useful for your essay to back up your arguments with valid information.
The main objectives of your final assessment in week 8 that you will need to develop further and base your outline on for this formative task are: Part 1: A summary discussing all the theories and models discussed in the course. Part 2: A critical reflection of taking a leadership stance and/or application of mentoring skills in your practice.
IMPORTANT NOTES You will need to separate your outline to Part 1 – Summary Report and
Part 2 – Critical Reflection You DO NOT need to go through the material after week 4 of the course
to develop your outline, as you can add more points and observations to your outline as the course progresses.
This is a task for you to prepare and conduct the pre-writing process that will help you further with the writing process of your final assessment.
After you submit your outline your tutor will provide their feedback and you can resubmit if necessary.
This task is NOT graded.
1. Introduction (rationale) 2. Main body (aims, objectives and arguments)
3. Conclusion (final thoughts and ideas)