Recent Question/Assignment

BUGEN 5930
Business, Society& the Planet
Assessment 1 – Reflective Journal – Sustainability

Over the first three weeks of this course, students are required to reflect on two or more of the sustainability-related themes explored in the course. These reflections are to be presented in a reflective journal. These themes (including issues, challenges, concepts, examples and approaches) should be drawn from those raised in class presentations, discussions and activities, resources provided on the course Moodle page and/or readings from the course text.
In this assessment task, students are required to demonstrate their consideration of the personal relevance of some of the sustainability themes explored;their implications for the business sector in general and the student’s current/future role in business. Students should provide their thoughts, feelings, responses, reactions, opinions and ideas on the material explored. Critical thinking should be demonstrated in these reflections.Students should not present this as a summary or research essay on the sustainability topics explored in class.
While this task is not a research task, sources referred to in your reflections still need to be referenced using the APA referencing style. For information on the style of writing required, please refer to the samples and guides provided on the course Moodle page.
This assessment task will be marked out of 100 and is worth 20% of your total mark for the BUGEN 5930 course. For information on how this task will be assessed, please refer to the attached Marking Rubric.
Word Limit
1300 -1500 words - (assignments exceeding the word limit may not be marked and may be returned to the student for re-writing; assignments less than the required length will risk not covering the topics adequately and may result in a fail). Do not include synopsis, references or bibliography in the word count.
Note: While a Reflective Journal will mainly comprise of your own thoughts and reflections written in ‘your own words’, Federation University Australia rules relating to referencing, citation and acknowledgement must be complied with for any content from other sources. Students are strongly encouraged to make use the University resources on the Preventing Plagiarism page
Due Date
The assignment is due by Friday, Week 4.
Students are required to upload their assignment as a Word doc or PDF (with the FedUni Business School – Assignment Coversheet attached) via both the relevant Turnitin link on the course Moodle page, as well as the regular submission link.

Reflective Journal – Sustainability - Marking Rubric Point Value
Critical Thinking:
• application, analysis and evaluation of the ideas presented and the implications for business
• Arguments are clear and show insight into theoretical issues and how they are applied
• May include unusual insights. Arguments are well supported by reference to materials covered in course (or through research). Demonstrates clear and concise critical thinking, insight and the ability to apply concepts to ‘real life’ situations, business and/or own experiences 21-30
Demonstrates some critical thinking , but the application of the concepts to business activities and own experiences are less clear 11-20
Details fewer concepts and ideas, and/or no application of these to ‘real life’. 0-10
Critical thinking – total possible 30
• Well-developed connections between content and thoughts, ideas, feelings, opinions , reactions and details, which shows evidence of personal reflection
• Describes personal application and responses to concepts discussed
• Provides comment on the personal implications (including for future business roles) Well-developed reflection. A very good understanding of the concepts presented and the implications for their personal and professional lives.Shows the application of learning to connect these new ideas to existing experience. 21-30
Shows some evidence of reflection, but not well-developed;
Some grasp of concepts presented and some application of learning to connect these ideas to personal experiences. 11-20
Not much thought or detail; shows little connection between concepts and personal impacts;
Little or no evidence of reflection or grasp of concepts; no new ideas given little application of learning to connect new ideas to existing experience 0-10
Reflection - total possible 30
• Submitted on time, well organized, well written and within the word limit, Including English expression, spelling, grammar, referencing (APA).
Well written, clear organization and planning, uses standard English grammar, well referenced where required (APA referencing style) 11-20
Inadequate due to lack of organization, grammar, and/or major spelling errors, incorrect or inadequate referencing. Substantially under or above the required word limit. 0-10
Presentation – total possible 20
• Writing clearly illustrates the sustainability-related themes from the course
Reflections are clearly relevant, and limited to, two or more themes discussed in classes 11-20
Reflection covers one or more themes from classes, but connections to the themes are less clearly illustrated. Reflection is general and/or vague or does not refer to concepts and ideas from classes. 0-10

Relevance – total possible 20