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Evaluations pl ma suite

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MA Media Suite Production Lab Lecture April 26th 2010

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Evaluations pl ma suite

  1. 1. MA Media Suite - Production Lab Critically Evaluating your Lab Experiences
  2. 2. Consolidation Phase <ul><li>Reflect on what you did </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a poster presentation (more later) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete your assignment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Critical Evaluation <ul><li>Assignment: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Produce a critical evaluation that reflects on the overall process of undertaking a production lab project” </li></ul><ul><li>An evaluation that is reflective </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reflection <ul><li>“ Reflection lies somewhere around the notion of learning and thinking. We reflect in order to learn something, or we learn as a result of reflecting.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Moon/Gareth Thomas </li></ul>
  5. 5. Critical Evaluation <ul><li>Does it tell me what you learnt and how you will improve your future work? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there evidence to suggest that you understand why reflection matters? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assignment <ul><li>Step one: </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the criteria </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assignment <ul><li>Management of process </li></ul><ul><li>(originality; problem solving and dealing with issues arising, scheduling; delivery of the project); </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assignment <ul><li>Communication and professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>(how stakeholders, competitors etc have been handled and how the project is placed in relation to personal status within the professional field) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assignment <ul><li>Demonstration of the appropriateness of the project </li></ul><ul><li>(how your explorations within the lab project relate to professional expectations, trends and innovations) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Assignment <ul><li>Evaluation and strategic response to production processes </li></ul><ul><li>(utilising secondary research and your experiences, into a strategy for innovation including action points or recommendations) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where do I start???? <ul><li>Step two: </li></ul><ul><li>Collect your evidence </li></ul><ul><li>The final evaluation should relate the production activity (recorded in the blog and the highlight reports) to the work in the PID. </li></ul>PID | Highlight reports | blog posts
  12. 12. Primary material PID | Highlight reports | blog posts Management of the Process Communication/Professionalism Appropriateness of project Evaluation/ response
  13. 13. Primary material PID | Highlight reports | blog posts Management of the Process Communication/Professionalism Appropriateness of project Evaluation/ response What other evidence do I need?
  14. 14. Primary material PID | Highlight reports | blog posts Management of the Process Communication/Professionalism Appropriateness of project Evaluation/ response Step three: Organise your evaluation
  15. 15. Organisation <ul><li>Same headings as criteria? Or: </li></ul><ul><li>Key themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Context </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Development </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul>
  16. 16. Organisation <ul><li>But where do I say what happened? </li></ul><ul><li>Key themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Context </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Development </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul>Lab Activity PID Highlight reports blog posts
  17. 17. Critical Reflection <ul><li>Is: </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating your performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning and challenging your decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Considering your reactions to situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognising that others may have different views of the same event </li></ul>
  18. 18. Critical Reflection <ul><li>Should relate to the whole project, from the first thoughts to the final retrospective evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Poster presentation on 10th May is final part of that reflection </li></ul>
  19. 19. Writing <ul><li>Step Four: Focus on the writing </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management Speak: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Plans’ and ‘Controls’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Managing Risk’ ‘Issues’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Change Control’ </li></ul><ul><li>Was something somebody else’s fault or did you forget to manage the risk? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Writing <ul><li>Reflective writing (Moon/Thomas) </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive writing </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive with some refection </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective writing </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective writing (2) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Writing <ul><li>Reflective writing (2): </li></ul><ul><li>Description only serves the process of reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Observing that there is learning to be gained and learning points are noted </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of the process of reflection </li></ul>
  22. 22. Writing <ul><li>“ I organised an event.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I managed the organising of an event.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Organising an event helped me understand project management processes.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ My understanding of successful event management is linked to my ability to form professional relationships.” </li></ul>
  23. 23. Writing <ul><li>“ My understanding of successful event management is linked to my ability to form professional relationships.” </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects on your own abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Understands that there are different perspectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Who else can back me up on this? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Secondary Sources <ul><li>Who else in your field has written about managing projects like yours? </li></ul><ul><li>- Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>- Academics </li></ul><ul><li>Who else has written about the process of reflection? </li></ul><ul><li>- Academics </li></ul>
  25. 25. Assignment <ul><li>Step 1: Understand the criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Collect your evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Organise you assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: Utilise appropriate language </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Lab report’ - evaluation (2000-2500 words) + PID + highlight reports + blog posts. </li></ul><ul><li>Two copies - 14th May </li></ul>

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