Employability Skills

Employability Skills.

Employability Skills TASK (20 marks) 1. You are to select a journal article from one of the journals electronically available in the University journals section, published between 2005 “ 2013. 2. Your journal article should consider ONE of the following areas: a) The importance of communication skills for today’s graduates b) The importance of teamwork skills for today’s graduates c) The importance of numeracy skills for today’s graduates 3. Download the pdf of the article to your own computer/ memory stick so that you have a permanent copy. Take this with you to your presentation (see below). 4. You are to prepare and present (5 minutes) slides on the class computer in the format given below : Name Student Number Author(s) of journal article (Eg: Williamson, P.) Year of publication (Eg: 2010) Title of Article (Eg: Mind mapping in executive education) Title of Journal (Eg: Journal of Management Development) Volume Number Pages MY CRITIQUE Usefulness of title of article Usefulness of Abstract Usefulness of the Introduction Usefulness of Research Methods section Usefulness of Main Research Findings Usefulness of Conclusion Usefulness of References Would I recommend the journal to other students? Points of interest to me/ things I learned From reading the article (300 words max) EXPAND AS NECESSARY “ THIS IS AN IMPORTANT SECTION JOURNAL ARTICLE CRITIQUE SHEET Assessment Criteria Your work will be marked against the following criteria, which have been mapped against the University generic criteria (please see module guide). You should note that the overall grade for this element of your work, while based upon these criteria, is not always a simple arithmetical summation of the component parts (unless otherwise stated, as in this case) but seeks to show some of the strengths and weaknesses in your submission. You should refer to your tutor’s feedback on these criteria for further explanation of what you are doing well and what you need to improve upon. Learning Outcome and Criteria Assessed in this Element of Work Exemplary Outstanding Excellent Good Competent Basic Borderline fail Weak Very weak Extremely weak 86 -100 76 -85 70 -75 60 -69 50 -59 40 -49 35 -39 30 -34 15 -29 0-14 (a) S9: Access various forms of information for the purposes of research ? In this assignment: Journal Article Critique Sheet shows appropriate details in each box “ ie have you filled in all areas of the critique sheet correctly and effectively? ( nearest equivalent criteria in generic criteria is œRelevance (b) K4: Basic research methods ? In this assignment: your critique comments which give both positive/ benefits and negative/ limitations of the journal article “ ie how in depth and appropriate is your evaluation of the journal article? ( nearest equivalent criteria in generic criteria is œCritical Evaluation) An average % mark of ((a) +(b)) / 2 will be awarded for this assignment

Employability Skills

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