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ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
MGT301A: Ethics and Sustainability
Subject Code and Title
Assessment 1: Reflective Paper
Assessment
Individual
Individual/Group
500 words (+/- 10%)
Length
b) Apply a range of ethical frameworks and develop a vocabulary for ethical issues.
Learning Outcomes
Due by 11:55 pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of module 2.2 (week 4)
Submission
10%
Weighting
100 marks
Total Marks
Context
This assessment provides an opportunity for you to begin to explore how ethics have played a part in your professional life. You will have the opportunity to focus on one situation and analyse it from a range of ethical perspectives with the aim of understanding:
(a) how ethics is part of your day-to-day professional practice, and
(b) how your current thinking about ethical issues influences your professional practice.
You will develop the skill to identify and describe an ethical issue, articulate the various choices you have available to you and discuss how you determine what actions you should take. You will also develop your written skills by presenting a coherent description of an event, demonstrating the capacity to reflect on your behaviour.
The assignment will help you to develop an ‘ethical mindset’ when making workplace decisions and learn to identify the ethical frameworks that inform those decisions.
Instructions
This Reflection should be around 500 words. It should include:
• A very short description of a workplace event where you had to make an ethical decision (150 words).
(Examples of the type of event you might write about will be discussed in class).
• A reflection on how you made the decision to act in the way you did (250 words).
The following questions might help your reflection:
o What alternative actions did you consider? o Why did you choose one action rather than another?
o What factors did you consider in making the choice?
• Identification of two ethical frameworks (chosen from the 6 frameworks discussed in Module 2.1), that could have helped you with your ethical decision. These should include reference to two relevant reliable sources that are not part of the subject resources and a brief description of their content (100 words).
o You simply need to identify the two frameworks, not describe them. Descriptions of the frameworks can be found in module 2.1.
Format
Your format should follow the three sections above.
It should include appropriate academic referencing and a reference list following the APA 6th edition style of referencing. Please see the Academic Skills page on Blackboard for information on referencing in APA 6th go to:
https://laureate- au.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1 &content_id=_2498849_1
Preparation for this assessment should include:
• reading all the course materials for modules 1 and 2.1, and
• undertaking research to relevant reliable references
The Grading Rubric (pp. 3-6) is your guide to how your assessment will be marked. Please be sure to check this rubric very carefully before submission.
Submission Instructions
Submit via the Assessment link by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday, module 2.2 (week 4) via in the main navigation menu in MGT301A: Ethics and Sustainability. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Grading Rubric: Assessment 1
Assessment
Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 049% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit (Proficient) 6574% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Reflection
30% Post demonstrates a limited attempt to describe and reflect on past experience and limited attempt to link past experience to ethical frameworks, with the possibility that no ethical frameworks were identified. Post demonstrates a basic attempt to describe and reflect on past experience, however requires critical reflection on the ethical underlying rationale that led to the chosen decision and clear links to identified ethical frameworks. Post demonstrates a good attempt to describe and reflect on past experience, however, requires further reflection on the ethical underlying rationale that led to the chosen decision, while linking to the identified ethical frameworks. Post demonstrates a thorough attempt to describe and reflect on past experience, with a considered reflection on the ethical underlying rationale that led to the chosen decision, while linking to identified and relevant ethical frameworks. Post demonstrates an expert attempt to describe and reflect on past experience, with a conscientious reflection on the ethical underlying rationale that led to the chosen decision, while thoroughly linking to identified and relevant ethical frameworks.
Research, Knowledge and
Understandi
ng
30% Post does not address the question, demonstrates limited understanding of the topic and develops limited aspects of the task. Post addresses the basic components of the question, demonstrates only a cursory
understanding of the topic and develops the minimum aspects of the task. Post shows basic evidence of research or enquiry.
Post indicates some confusion of personal opinion and information (substantiated by evidence) Post addresses most components of the question, demonstrates a good understanding of the topic and develops most aspects of the task.
Post shows sufficient evidence of research or enquiry.
Post justifies personal opinion, by utilising evidence and information Post addresses the full components of the question, demonstrates a very good understanding of the topic and develops all aspects of the task. Post shows substantial evidence of research or enquiry.
Post discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information (substantiated by robust evidence) from independent Post addresses the full components of the question, demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the topic and develops thorough and Post addresses the full components of the question, demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the topic and develops thorough and critical analysis of the task.
Post shows exceptional evidence of research or enquiry and
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from the research/course materials. from independent research. research and extended reading. indicates serious contemplation of sources and extended reading.
Post systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from independent research.
Structure and Flow of Ideas
20% Post does not present adequate information,
ideas or evidence.
Post lacks logical/clear structure and flow of ideas, making it difficult to understand.
Line of reasoning is unclear and difficult to follow. Post presents information, ideas and evidence sufficiently, however these require further logic and clarity. Post has a sufficient structure, however flow of ideas are a challenge and can be difficult to understand.
Line of reasoning is passable, however, can sometimes be difficult to follow and requires clarity Post presents information, ideas and evidence clearly and logically.
Post has a good structure, with a good flow of ideas.
Line of reasoning is of a good standard and easy to follow. Post presents information and arguments in a logical and clear way, which is well supported by evidence. Post has a very good structure, with a strong flow of ideas; opinions and ideas are expressed in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to topic.
Line of reasoning is clear, logical and easy to follow. Post is expertly presented; descriptive, concise and informative, exceptionally developed and well supported by evidence.
Post has an excellent structure, with a strong, clear flow of ideas; engages and sustains the audience’s interest in the topic and the reader can immediately grasp the relevancy.
Line of reasoning is excellent; demonstrating a clear, logical flow of ideas and arguments that are easy to follow.
Clarity and
Grammar
10%
MGT30 Post displays poor spelling and grammar.
Posts appear rushed with short, unorganised content that may contain multiple errors or may be inappropriate
1A Assessment 1 Brief or irrelevant. Post displays few errors in spelling and grammar.
Post is adequate, however contains some errors in clarity, which can cloud meaning. Post is grammatically correct with few misspellings if any.
Post is on topic and relevant, with very minor clarity errors that do not impede meaning. Post is grammatically correct with no misspellings.
Post is on topic and relevant, contributing well-explained, relevant and clear information. Post demonstrates exemplary grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.
Post is on topic and relevant, contributing to the discussion with clear, concise comments formatted in an easy-to-read style.
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Correct citation of key resources and
evidence
10% Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Does not use sufficient sources.
Does not include correct references or intext citations; does not use APA 6th style. Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, however, these are not always explicit or well developed.
Uses sufficient sources, however can be greatly improved.
Attempts to include references or in-text citations, however these are sometimes insufficient for research purposes, or incorrect; uses APA 6th style, however may contain some citation or referencing errors. Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Shows good evidence of attempts to source information.
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, however may contain minor citation or referencing errors. Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence.
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing minimal and or no errors. Demonstrates use of high-quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence.
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing no errors.
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