Presentation on theme: "B830 Making a Difference approaching TMA 02 by Henri J Ruff R02 Tutor"— Presentation transcript:
1 B830 Making a Difference approaching TMA 02 by Henri J Ruff R02 Tutor
2 TMA 02 – aims of this wrap-up session By the end of this session you will be better able to prepare for it by:understanding what TMA 02 is designed to achieveunderstanding how the separate parts of the assignment contribute to thisSeeing more clearly how you benefit from doing the TMA
3 To develop your skills in developing a convincing EBI proposal… The TMA’s aimsTo develop your skills in developing a convincing EBI proposal…+… an opportunity to enable your tutor to give you useful feedback on what you intend to do
4 Stop pressThe calendar is misleading! You submit TMA02 only once, at a point in the autumn of your choosing.Q1 should form a stand-alone proposal, with a word-limit of 2,500 words
5 TMA – your report must cover… a) A clear statement of the aims and objectives – including objectives for your own learning and developmentb) A preliminary analysis on which this statement is based…i.e. what reasoning & evidence * do you have that it’s a real issue for the organisation, and why is it worth doing, (benefits)* “I think’” is not evidence
6 TMA – your report must cover… b) A preliminary analysis on which this statement is based…ii) that your diagnosis….will be a sensible way to address the issueNB. Diagnosis of anything complex is often iterative – you may well do more before TMA 03]
7 TMA – your report must cover… b) A preliminary analysis on which this statement is based…iii) …will be informed & improved by drawing on a sufficiently broad range of appropriate theory
8 TMA – your report must cover… b) Justification for these aims and objectivesiv) …will be informed by appropriate evidenceWhat evidence will you use, where will you use it, how will you collect it, and how will it actually inform your initiative?
9 TMA – your report must cover… b) Justification for these aims and objectivesv) …that key stakeholders support or will support…Who are the key stakeholders, why will they support it, if key stakeholders do not support you what can you do to manage them in a way that will either neutralise them, or turn them in to supporters?What is the evidence of support?
10 TMA – your report must cover… b) Justification for these aims and objectivesvi) …will offer substantial scope for your professional development
11 TMA – your report must cover… c) A statement of the resources and other support you think necessaryLikely need a range of resources… access, other people’s time, budget etc. Your proposal will not be convincing if you have not thought about these, and already started to negotiate themWhat is the evidence for resource support?]
12 TMA – your report must cover… d) An outline plan…..‘is it feasible (iii) ?’– requires more than a cursory listing of stages – will serve as a reality check, and as a vital tool in monitoring your progress, so showing deadlines for stages is important.NB. tutor is one resource – plan to use your hour!
13 Q2: Evidenced account of learning so far This allows the tutor to give you helpful feedback on how you are progressing with the ‘developing your learning skills’ objective of the course, and to check that you are on track for being able to get most of the 20 marks for reflections on learning and planning future development in TMA 03!NB: this bit needs theory and evidence too! Kolb is not the only learning theorist ….
14 Wrap-up & farewell time B830 Making a Difference Residential Schools Prepared for the B830 Course Team by Siv VangenWrap-up & farewell time