Post-graduate Collaborative Assignment. Terri Grant Professional Communication Unit School of Management Studies . BACKGROUND. PG Dip Programme regarded as mini MBA 4 major specialisations on offer Many non-Commerce undergraduate degrees
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Professional Communication Unit
School of Management Studies
WHAT TO DO?
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Written projects Group oral presentation
Figure1: Lowest marks obtained in 2004 – 2006 with examination improvement being the most dramatic.
Figure 2: A comparison of mark range from 2004 – 2006 in all three assessment areas
Figure 3: In final examination as well as oral and written year mark, the 2006 mark
range was shorter with no students getting below the cut-off of 40% and no failures.
Over 80% of course assessments were positive with students using descriptions such as “valuable to course and career”; “worthwhile”; ”learnt so many new things”; “realistic”; “powerful, relevant, supportive course”; “structure was perfect”; “comfortable” “helpful and inspiring”; “excellent” program.
Just over 10% had mixed feelings as found approach quite daunting and about 8% found course more stressful than helpful. (Most of these had team problems.)
More work for me at
the outset but far better integration and alignment with core course subject matter.