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evaluating/ critiquing a part of an organisation you work in now or one you have worked for in the past.

Prepare a 3500 word essay evaluating/ critiquing a part of an organisation you work in now or one you have worked for in the past.

 

Reflective Essay

Prepare a 3500 word essay evaluating/ critiquing a part of an organisation you work in now or one you have worked for in the past.

You can choose one of the following topic areas:

  1. Leadership
    2. Management
    3. Culture
    4. Strategy

Examples of past assignments have included:

  • ‘A critique/ evaluation of school X’s culture following academisation’
  • ‘A critical evaluation of an FE College’s organisational structures and impact on
    distributed leadership’
  • ‘The construction and implementation of a new appraisal policy at a GFE College using
    a three stage model of analysis’
  • ‘The implications of culture and instructional leadership in XYZ International School’
  • ‘A critical review of ‘Strategic Plan 2016-2021’ at College W’
    Structure of the essay

An effective reflective essay needs to include the following:

  1. Title page with your student number title word count
    2. Abstract (optional)
    3. Short contents page
    4. Introduction
    5. Main section – including sub-headings for sections
    6. Reference list (not included in word count) using APA guidelines

Within the introduction it is expected that:

  • There should be a short introduction of the educational establishment that you are
    discussing and the broad context as to the topic/ factor you are investigating
    Within the main section it is expected that there is:
  • A literature review of the topic area/ factor (this can be a standalone section or
    embedded in the critical review discussion)
  • Contextualisation of the topic/ factor to the establishment in question
  • A critical review of the establishment’s current practices in a balanced manner
  • A conclusion with future recommendations and actions (for your establishment)
    offered
  • All of the above is informed by current research literature
  • The essay can be split into sections divided with sub-headings where appropriate