Critical reflections

Task
Students are required to submit a written, critical reflections essay about communication; critiquing ideas and issues that have been raised either:
   within one of the Assignment 2 presentations from other students, or
   within an organisational context [at work or at university], or
   within a family context [as part of an institutional context]
Students are asked to at least link the choice of topic and context from above, to ideas and issues found in all or some parts of the Matryoushka or Russian Doll Analogy related to adult communication management competence, and as presented by Kaye [2010; 2013] in his text. Use the following statements to guide your reflections:

1.Briefly describe your communication event. In your Introduction there should be a clear statement about your topic[for example, topic: communicating within families]; a clear explanation of your focus [for example, looking specifically at the way families set out rules for social interaction with others]; and a clear idea of the scopeof the work [for example, looking particularly at the case for establishing boundaries about going out at night].
2.Choose and discuss how this event relates to relevant layers of the Russian Doll Analogy
3.Analyse and critique how this event relates to a minimum of one other concept from this subject (you can include more if appropriate, for example, ethos of scholarship; values; locus of control; types of communication; learning styles)
4.Discuss extra-dimensional communication within this event (for example, presence/absence/how it could be attained or improved for future communication – this is the criticalelement)
5.Evaluate what you have learnt as a result of reflecting on this communication event (more of the critical element). 
 
Please note that further details, information and advice will be provided to students to help them complete this assessment task. Additionally, there will be opportunities to view minimal examples of the work from previous students to note the standard of work required, as well as ways to undertake the assignment.
 
Rationale
This is the third assessment item for HCS102 and is designed to engage students in analysis and reflection of communication events in an organisational context. This third assessment item is designed so that students can critically reflect on communication theories and activities, subject concepts and ideas, and behavioural expectations of being a human services worker.
The rationale is repeated as for all assessment items, and can be reviewed in the Assessment Information section of this Subject Outline.
In HCS102, completing the three assessment items builds a picture of your communication and learning development, as well as to provide the necessary foundations for working in the human services and social work fields – again, the thinking-doing-being cycle.
Broadly speaking, for this third assessment item, you are undertaking a ‘critically analytical’ task in order to make links to what it is you did not know prior to undertaking this subject. Each developmental stage has coincided with the different assessment tasks up to now:
3. Assignment 3 – Final stage – Analysis and critical reflection, extra-dimensional communication.
NOW:

Please review and cross-check the following Marking Criteria and Performance Standards, for an indication of the value that will be placed on your work for this Assignment 3 Task.