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Formative assessment

This will take place on the teaching days when you are asked to observe one another coaching a student about their work experience. the assessment is designed to give you developmental feedback and will not count as part of your module mark.

A further formative task is designed to enable students to share examples of coaching practice and to give and receive feedback in order to support your learning.

In an order that we will determine on the teaching days, please share amongst yourselves recordings of a coaching interaction. These should be viewed and written feedback offered. A copy should be sent to the module leader for further comment.

For example:

Student A records their coaching and sends an audio file to Student B

Student B reviews the recording and sends written feedback to Student A

Student A responds to the feedback and sends the feedback plus response (NOT the recording) to the module leader via email.


Summative Assessment

a) Coaching practice recordings

The assignment asks you to submit two audio or video recordings of your own coaching practice as a case study, including a reflective account of your practice to gain fresh insights and integrate theory and practice. You may submit part one for feedback prior to completing part two if practical and desireable.

Select two coaching session that you consider competent. Transcribe these interviews to clearly show the words used by yourself and the client. Annotate this transcript using the 'Insert Comment' command or equivalent. The annotations should be brief but show your understanding of coaching skills and the key concepts we have discussed. Cross referring to the annotations, complete a 2500 word critique of each interview. The emphasis is on using the annotations to reflect on strengths and weaknesses in your own practice and ideas for the development of this. Submit the recording and annotated transcript as an appendix. (This is not part of the word count).

b) Reflective critique and further actions (2500 words per recording):

The critiques should cover the strengths and weaknesses of your practice, given your practice context (e.g. informal work experience conversation, drop in appointment, placement visit) in relation to:

i. Contracting and re-contracting

ii. Use of coaching skills (e.g. listening, paraphrasing, questioning and agreeing action)

iii. Evidence of learning on behalf of the client

iv. The structure of the conversation

v. Other approaches you could have taken

vi. Outcomes of the coaching session

vii. Implications of the coaching session for the way work experience is managed in your context

viii. Approaches that could be appropriate in alternative contexts

ix. Your own feelings through the conversation

x. Possible issues for future exploration

Once complete, attach the transcript as an appendix to each critique and send to Warwick using the course online submission system. Post the recording to Warwick and submit all these elements to arrive in time for the module hand-in date. The recording should be clearly audible and in hard copy format (audio CD, DVD or memory stick). The hard copy is needed for examination purposes. The transcripts do not form part of the word count.


The written work must be submitted using the the online submission system and the recordings sent by post to arrive by the hand-in date. You will be invited to give overall feedback on the module as part of this. Word limits must be adhered to within a 10% leeway and excessive length will be penalised. Coursework will be assessed against the learning outcomes described in the module specification and postgraduate assessment criteria. The course guide to referencing (e.g. citation style, use of reference list and bibliography) must be used. Links to all these elements are available in the online student handbook in the student course space. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in loss of marks.


Gill Frigerio

May 2014