The module concludes with a final written report, which is designed to enable you to undertake an in depth exploration of the main properties of entrepreneurial learning, which you have gained through the two entrepreneurial projects (Crowdfunding and fundraising event?) you have undertaken. This experience should be linked to the learning outcomes of the module. The analytical and practical aspects of the report play an important role in embedding and developing your skills as a reflective Entrepreneur. Use of academic sources will be critical to your performance.
The assessment criteria and weightings show you what is important in the assessment and how marks are shared across each criterion. When you are completing your assessment remember you need to fulfil the assessment criteria below.
Your individual contributions to the team projects will be discussed to demonstrate your learning experiences. You will be required to discuss your thoughts and feelings and the entrepreneurial skills that you have developed to date in this module. Include a commentary on your individual contribution and efforts leading towards the success/failure of the campaign. Also include the results from the campaign. You will need to include between at least 6 artefacts.
Make sure you understand principles of reflection from lectures and readings. You are going to use ONE of the reflective learning models to help you describe and analyse TWO critical incidents (see Critical Incident Technique by Flanagan online).
Make sure you understand the principle of the critical incident technique. You are going to identify two critical incidents that you have experienced during the course of the module.
Select ONE reflective learning model to apply both your critical incidents to. You need to illustrate how each stage of the chosen model can be related to the critical incidents. You will analyse and evaluate your experiences as a learner. Ensure that you use academic and practitioner theories and
that you research to help you analyse the incidents at the various stages of the models
Reflective models will ask you ‘what next’ or ‘action plans’. This is where you, as an entrepreneurial learner, will need to think about what you will do in the near future because of your experiences and what you have learnt from them. Make use of academic literature in undertaking this section also.
• Frame your report with a brief introduction and conclusion.
• Include a reference list and use Harvard style of referencing and citation.
CW2 - Suggested Structure:
• Cover Page – full details of module number, name, your details with ID number, coursework number and title, Workshop Leader, date of submission. (No word count)
Executive Summary – a snapshot of the whole report that includes your main findings and conclusions (make sure you write this when you have completed the report). Short paragraph. (No word count)
Table of Contents – with corresponding page numbers. (No word count)
• Introduction – what is this report about. About five sentences.
o Explain what a critical incident is and the importance of reflection (a few theoretical sources required here)
o Subheadings for each critical incident – remember you choose only TWO (either one of each positive and negative, or two positives or two negatives – your choice, no right or wrong) – remember, it is something that is significant to you, that may have impacted your learning or your team’s dynamic and so on. Something that impacted yourself, may not have impacted others. You are an individual and if it ‘moved’ or ‘frustrated’ you, this can be your incident. You must use your learning experiences from either of the two projects. Either way, the incident needs to have occurred within a team setting.
o To be able to describe your incident in detail, please choose one of the reflective models introduced to you in the lecture. Please use ONE model to describe both incidents (e.g. Gibbs, Kolb and so on). You do not get more marks for choosing a different one for each. You just frustrate the reader instead as there is no consistency.
o So, your critical Incidents are described using a reflective model. PLEASE VIEW THE SLIDES TO HELP YOU DESCRIBE THE INCIDENTS PROPERLY AND SHOW YOU WHERE THE THEORIES FIT IN. THIS IS VITAL!
Conclusions / Action Plan – So, what is your learning here on this journey? At the end of the reflective cycle analysis and evaluations, these can also be seen as your conclusions. I.e. asking yourself ‘what next’? say what you will do next, how and even by when. Is there an opportunity for you to practice your new found knowledge)?