A patchwork text that critically reviews the development of a skill

Task: A patchwork assessment relating to module content
Title: A patchwork text that critically reviews the development of a skill
Weighting: 100%
Grading: The assessment will be assessed against the marking criteria.
Format: The expected format of this assessment should be: Word
Specific information on acceptable formats (and consequences of not adhering to these) can be found on
Information on font, style, spacing etc. is located on your Programme Page.
Length: Patch one – 500 words equivalent.
Patch two – 500 words equivalent.
Patch three – 500 words equivalent.
Patch Four – 2500 words.
It is permissible to exceed the stated word limit by up to 10%, without penalty. Assignments which exceed these limits are liable to be penalised by the deduction of 5 marks per 1000 words excess (e.g. If a 1000 word assignment, 5 marks off for 1101-2000 words, 10 marks off for 2101-3100 words, and so on).
Specific Guidelines:
The patchwork assessment consists of four patches. To successfully achieve the assessment task all patches must be submitted within one document.
Patch One:
1. The aim of the patch is to assist you in selecting an appropriate skill to successfully complete the assessment task.
2. You should consider the range of skills developed through the programme and relate these to the three domains of learning i.e. cognitive skills, affective skills and psychomotor skills.
3. Use the ‘self-assessed skills inventory’ provided to demonstrate the skills you have considered, this can be in list form.
4. It is recommended that you have this completed by the end of module week two.
5. This patch must be included in the appendices of patch four.
Patch Two.
1. The aim of the Patch is to reflect on a specific skill identified in patch one.
2. Use any medium to aide reflection on the chosen skill demonstrating your development of this skill over the course of the programme.
3. The chosen medium could be for e.g. a short-written reflection, a poem, a drawing or a poster.
4. You should ensure the chosen format can be uploaded through turnitin within your completed patchwork text.
5. It is recommended that you have this completed by module week three.
6. This patch must be included in the appendices of patch four.
Patch Three.
1. The aim of this patch is to aid your critique of your level of competence in your chosen skill.
2. You should complete the pyramid template providing evidence for each level of the pyramid.
3. You should include a brief summary under each heading demonstrating your self-assessment of your chosen skill at each level.
4. It is recommended that you have this completed by module week four.
5. This patch must be included in the appendices of patch four.
Patch Four.
1. The aim of this Patch is to critically explore your development of the skill identified in patch two.
2. Patch four must include patch one, two and three in the appendices.
3. You should justify your choice of skill from a personal and professional perspective. This may be aided through the use of a model such as a SWOT analysis.
4. You should critically review your development through the programme in relation to this skill. You should refer to patches one, two and three to help with this.
5. You should consider the evidence base underpinning your skill and any challenges relating to the skill.
6. Consideration should be given to your development of competence in relation to your chosen skill using relevant theory about competence.
7. Consider how you will maintain and further develop knowledge and competence in this skill after the point of registration.
8. Use literature to support your work.
9. Submit a reference list as per APA guidance.
10. The word count should be declared within your work.
Word count
It is permissible to exceed the stated word limit by up to 10%, without penalty. Assignments which exceed these limits are liable to be penalised by the deduction of 5 marks per 1000 words excess (e.g. If a 1000 word assignment, 5 marks off for 1101-2000 words, 10 marks off for 2101-3100 words, and so on).

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