This assignment requires you to write a 1,500 word individual essay, reflecting on your own experience of working in group during the sessions of this module or any other recent group activity related to a group work on another module. This task includes:

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Module Title:Working in Teams Assignment NumberCW-Resit
Module Code:A101HRM Assignment TitleIndividual reflection essay
Module Leader:Dr Fabio Carbone Assignment Credits100%
Release Date:6/05/2021   
Submission Date/Time:05/07/2021     
Submission Time and Place:Submission through Turnitin ONLY   

Assessment Information

This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:

  1. Outline key theoretical models of team building.
  2. Identify the different types of behavior and roles that occur in teams.
  3. Reflect upon the practical team working scenarios/role plays undertaken during the modules and identify areas for development.

This is an individual assignment

This assignment requires you to write a 1,500 word individual essay, reflecting on your own experience of working in group during the sessions of this module or any other recent group activity related to a group work on another module.  This task includes:

a) The selection of the issues, incidents or events that you have experienced when working in this group.  

b) A reflection on what it means to you (personally); to others (interpersonally); to your group (contextually) and to a professional from your area (socially, politically, ethically)

c) The link of your experiences to any relevant theories about team working  

Your work should demonstrate the application of the theory and concepts discussed in the module and include appropriate references in the APA format.

Word Count

The word count is 1500 words.

There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more.

The word limit includes quotations and citations, but excludes the references list.

Criteria for Assessment

TASK 2: Reflective Essay
Marking Guide  Proportion of mark  
Identify issues, incidents or events experienced when working in this group50 %
Reflection of own learning experience20%
Linking of own learning experiences to relevant theories about team working  20%
Structure, style, language, presentation of work and referencing10%
Total Task 2100%  
  Class  Mark range  Guidelines
  Class I        90 – 100%         80 – 89%         70 – 79%          In addition to that for 70 – 79% below, an outstanding answer that could hardly be bettered.  High degree of understanding, critical/analytic skills and original research, where specified.  Outstanding in all respects.   In addition to that for 70 – 79% below, the answer will demonstrate an excellent level of understanding, presence of clear description, critical/analytical skills or research, as appropriate.   Answer entirely relevant to the assignment set.  Answer will demonstrate clear understanding of theories, concepts, issues and methodology, as appropriate.  There will be evidence of wide-ranging reading and/or research, as appropriate, beyond the minimum recommended. Answers will be written/presented in a clear, well-structured way with clarity of expression.  At level 3, evidence of independent, critical thought would normally be expected.  
  Class II : I  65 – 69%                 60 – 64%  Answer demonstrating a very good understanding of the requirements of the assignment.  Answer will demonstrate very good understanding of theories, concepts, issues and methodology, as appropriate.  Answer will be mostly accurate/appropriate, with few errors.  Little, if any, irrelevant material may be present.    Reading beyond the recommended minimum will be present where appropriate.  Well organised and clearly written/presented.   A good understanding, with few errors.  Some irrelevant material may be present.  Well organised and clearly written/presented.  Some reading/research beyond recommended in evidence.  
  Class II : II  55 – 59%             50 – 54%    Answer demonstrating a good understanding of relevant theories, concepts, issues and methodology.  Some reading/research beyond that recommended may be present.  Some errors may be present and inclusion of irrelevant material.  May not be particularly well-structured, and/or clearly presented.   Answer demonstrating a reasonable understanding of theories, concepts, issues and methodology.  Answer likely to show some errors of understanding.  May be significant amount of irrelevant material.  May not be well-structured and expression/presentation may be unclear at times.  
  Class III  45 – 49%           40 – 44%  An understanding demonstrated, but may be incomplete and with some errors.  Limited use of material with limited reading/research on the topic.  Likely to be poorly structured and not well-expressed/presented.  Irrelevant material likely to be present.   Basic understanding demonstrated, with some correct description. Answer likely to be incomplete with substantial errors or misunderstandings.  Little use of material and limited reading/research on the topic in evidence.  May be poorly structured and poorly expressed/presented.  Some material may be irrelevant to the assignment requirements.  
  Marginal fail  35 – 39%  Some relevant material will be present. Understanding will be poor with little evidence of reading/research on the topic.  Fundamental errors and misunderstanding likely to be present.  Poor structure and poor expression/presentation.  Much material may not be relevant to the assignment.  
  Fail  30 – 34%           20 – 29%           0 – 19%  Inadequate answer with little relevant material and poor understanding of theories, concepts, issues and methodology, as appropriate.  Fundamental errors and misunderstandings will be present.  Material may be largely irrelevant.  Poorly structured and poorly expressed/presented.   Clear failure to provide answer to the assignment.  Little understanding and only a vague knowledge of the area.  Serious and fundamental errors and lack of understanding.  Virtually no evidence of relevant reading/research.  Poorly structured and inadequately expressed/presented.   Complete failure, virtually no understanding of requirements of the assignment.  Material may be entirely irrelevant.  Answer may be extremely short, and in note form only.  Answer may be fundamentally wrong, or trivial.  Not a serious attempt.  

Word Count

The word count is 750 for the individual piece (Task 2)

There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more.

How to submit your assessment

The assessment must be submitted by 18:00 on 05/07/2021. No paper copies are required. You can access the submission link through the module web.

  • Your coursework will be given a zero mark if you do not submit a copy through Turnitin. Please take care to ensure that you have fully submitted your work.
  • Please ensure that you have submitted your work using the correct file format, unreadable files will receive a mark of zero. The Faculty accepts Microsoft Office and PDF documents, unless otherwise advised by the module leader.
  • All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason (see below) will be given a mark of zero.
  • The University wants you to do your best. However we know that sometimes events happen which mean that you can’t submit your coursework by the deadline – these events should be beyond your control and not easy to predict.  If this happens, you can apply for an extension to your deadline for up to two weeks, or if you need longer, you can apply for a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period (for example, to the resit period following the main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the deadline.

You will find information about the process and what is or is not considered to be an event beyond your control at

  • Students MUST keep a copy and/or an electronic file of their assignment.
  • Checks will be made on your work using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking websites.



As part of your study you will be involved in carrying out research and using this when writing up your coursework. It is important that you correctly acknowledge someone else’s writing, thoughts or ideas and that you do not attempt to pass this off as your own work.  Doing so is known as plagiarism.  It is not acceptable to copy from another source without acknowledging that it is someone else’s writing or thinking. This includes using paraphrasing as well as direct quotations. You are expected to correctly cite and reference the works of others. The Centre for Academic Writing provides documents to help you get this right. If you are unsure, please visit  You can also check your understanding of academic conduct by completing the Good Academic Practice quiz available on Moodle.

Self-plagiarism or reuse of work previously submitted

You must not submit work for assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your current course or for another qualification of this and any other university, unless this is specifically provided for in your assignment brief or specific course or module information. Where earlier work by you is citable, ie. it has already been published/submitted, you must reference it clearly. Identical pieces of work submitted concurrently will also be considered to be self-plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is unacceptable because you cannot gain credit for the same work twice.

Aula includes a plagiarism detection system and assessors are experienced enough to recognise plagiarism when it occurs. Copying another student’s work, using previous work of your own or copying large sections from a book or the internet are examples of plagiarism and carry serious consequences. Please familiarise yourself with the CU Harvard Reference Style (on Moodle) and use it correctly to avoid a case of plagiarism or cheating being brought.  Again, if you are unsure, please contact the Centre for Academic Writing, your Progress Coach or a member of the course team.

Return of Marked Work

You can expect to have marked work returned to you 15 working days after the submission. If for any reason there is a delay you will be kept informed. Marks and feedback will be provide online.   As always, marks will have been internally moderated only, and will therefore be provisional; your mark will be formally agreed later in the year once the external examiner has completed his / her review.

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