CDI2: Assignment 1

How would you do it differently?

Placements see individual students take part in a project running at a commercial or public sector organisation. On successful completion of this placement, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate that they can contribute to the activities of a small group, usually in the commercial sector
  2. Critically evaluate personal experience in addressing problems and suggesting potential solutions
  3. Construct a multimodal presentation communicating these critical reflections
  4. Identify the potential for a project for follow up in dissertation phase

Your task in Assignment 1:
  1. Identify and summarise the project you are undertaking, and its context within the organization where your placement is held.
  2. Identify and summarise strong and weak points in project progress, including the technical skills you have used or developed.
  3. Identify and summarise strong and weak points in group activities, including the inter- personal skills you have used or developed.
  4. Indicate whether you believe that a dissertation project could be based on your placement work, or whether you would prefer to take up a different topic.
  5. Answer questions or points of discussion raised by the audience after the presentation.
To carry this through, you will need to complete two deliverables:
  1. A draft document, which should be no more than 1,500 to 2,000 words in length. There is no limit on the number of images/illustrations/videos you may include. The document should include sections addressing each of (1) to (4), above (but not 5).
  2. A presentation, which should be 10 minutes in length. This is an opportunity for each individual to present their reflections to an audience in an accessible format. The presentation should include sections addressing each of (1) to (4), above. Expect a few minutes of questions afterwards.

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