Essay on Ethics and Effective Presentation Skills

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reflective journal: graduate capabilities table

| Step 1 | Step 2 | Graduate Capabilities | Description | Pre activity self -rating | Target Capability | Post activity self- rating | Discipline specific knowledge and skills | | | | Professional/ technical competence | Exhibits relevant professional/technical skills and competencies. Meets professional standards. | E | C | | Uses disciplinary knowledge appropriately | Effectively applies disciplinary knowledge to practice. | D | C | | Adapts knowledge to novel situations | Applies and adapts theoretical knowledge and technical expertise to novel situations. | D | C | | Critical, analytical and integrative thinking | | | | Critical thinking | Identifies contestable issues and evaluates alternative theories, arguments and options. Forms, expresses and defends own point of view, but also recognizes the limitations, weaknesses or potential objections to this point of view. | | | | Analytical thinking | Critically examines and evaluates a range of complex and conflicting data relevant to a particular issue. Analyses problems and issues demonstrating logic and reasoning. | | | | Integrative thinking | Understands the tensions of opposing models and ideas. Identifies relevant variables and factors, seeking to understand the causal relationships. Keeps the ‘big picture’ in mind while working on a problem. Examples might include cross-disciplinary approaches and applying theory to practice. | | | | Information literacy and effective use of IT | Effectively uses search tools and gathers information from a range of sources. Critically evaluates information for authority, validity, bias and accuracy. | | | | Problem solving and research capability | | | | Research skills | Finds and reviews appropriate evidence from a range of sources, extracts relevant information, and selects most the appropriate techniques/tools for collecting and analyzing data. Explores and evaluates different research methods. Demonstrates effective research design. | C | B | | Research protocols | Understands ethical requirements for research and appreciates intellectual property and confidentiality. | D | B | | Diagnose and solve problems | Ability to define problems. Generates a range of possible courses of action, and implements most appropriate approach. Evaluates outcomes. | C | B | | Relate theoretical knowledge to practical situations | Connects theoretical knowledge to real world practice and explores the strengths and limitations of current theory and practice in real world contexts. Appreciates the importance of research and scholarship to inform/improve practice in organisations. | D | C | | Creative and innovative | | | | Creative thinking | Demonstrates awareness of problems/gaps in knowledge, considers different perspectives, adapts readily to new/uncertain situations, conveys ideas through a variety of mediums, and thinks ‘outside the square’ to solve complex issues. Ability to respond to opportunities and challenges. | D | C | | Innovation | Identifies opportunities not obvious to others and finds innovative solutions, where conventional solutions have not worked or are unlikely to work. | E | C | | Open to experience | Views problems, questions or situations from new and multiple perspectives. Is open to new ideas and displays a willingness to try new things, experiment and take risks. | D | C | | Application of critical, creative thinking | Finds effective alternative/novel solutions to problems. Applies skills and experience to areas other than prime discipline. | D | C | | Effective communication | | | | Convey views to different audiences | Chooses the most appropriate medium to convey information, views and arguments to different audiences (e.g., colleagues, managers, general public). Takes into account the background and sensitivities of the audience (e.g., religious). | D | C | | Use of