The quiz will cover content weeks 1 – 4 inclusive.
It will consist of a series of short answer questions where students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the Australian political and legal institutions.
Research and Presentation Project – group assessment with individual component.
To allow students to apply and demonstrate research, analysis and communication skills to an area of business law that is undergoing change or is significant topical interest. This contributes to Learning Outcomes a, b, c and d.
10 group mark
30 individual component
= 40 total marks
Progress Weeks 2 - 7.
Presentations Weeks 8,9 and 10. Report – with presentation
Presentation in class.
Report - Upload a soft copy of the report to Turnitin / Moodle. Each group needs to provide hard copies of the following to their tutor before presenting to the class:
1. Written Report summarising the main points covered in the presentation.
3. Other aids to learning used by the presenters.
4. Minutes of Meetings outlining how the work was delegated and assessment as to how well it was performed by each member in the group.
Topic: An area of business law that is undergoing change, that is being legislated or a significant case decision or of topical importance in the press. Groups should choose their own topic; however, if students in the group can’t agree on an acceptable topic, the lecturer will provide one.
Forming into Groups and Selecting the Topic.
Students will be asked to form into groups for the purpose of selecting a business law area that is undergoing change that is being legislated or a significant case decision or of topical importance in the press. If students in the group can’t agree on an acceptable topic, then the lecturer will provide one.
Researching the Topic
Once the topic has been determined, each group will organise their members to collect, read and synthesise the available materials in both hard copy and digital forms. Then during the semester, students will be expected to discuss with their lecturer on the progress of the research. In particular, by week 2 or 3, each group will be required to register their members’ details and topic with their lecturer or Tutor. Then in week 6 they will be required to show their tutors the extent of their research in terms of articles, cases and legislation (as appropriate) that they have read and found to be relevant. Each group will then need to structure this information and prepare the presentation, report and aids, such as slides. Then in week 7, students will show their tutors the draft structure of the presentation with allocations of students and timings.
Chance for Re-Submit
Lecturers may require improvements to the presentation materials or report before awarding a mark. Once Lecturers are satisfied with the standard of the Final PowerPoint Presentations they should be made available for your class members online.
Group Assessment & Review
Group members are expected to assist their tutor by recording the meetings and tasks allocated within the group. Minutes of meetings are to be handed in with the report and slides. If members of the group claim that other members failed to contribute, then each member of the group will be required to submit a peer ranking of the contributions of the others in the group. They may also be required to submit to mediation and arbitration by their tutor.
During weeks 8, 9 & 10 the groups will present their findings to the class. It is essential that students be clear as to the theme and consider ways of making the presentation relevant and interesting to the class. To assist, it is expected that each group presentation will include slides, multimedia and a written report to accompany or assist in student learning.
There needs to be at least 12 slides per student presenter, clearly identified with student name and number. Students will be expected to present orally for between 6 to 8 minutes and they will be timed to ensure equity for all.
It is expected that students will consider making their presentation interesting and relevant to the audience. Reasonable allowance will be made for language difficulties. However, higher marks will be allocated to the students who are able to concisely and clearly explain their portion without just reading from the slides. The presentation must show the students have researched and understood what they are presenting.
To accompany the presentation there needs to be a written report from each group divided into chapters. This is not meant to be a formal essay, but rather the script used in preparing the presentation. Each student presenter needs to prepare a chapter which will add detail to the oral presentation. Each chapter should be approx. 2,000 words in length. There would need to be consideration to ensure the report has an overall theme, structure, introduction and conclusion The report needs to include an index and bibliography.
Group Mark (10 marks) is allocated to each of the members of the group based on the overall effectiveness of the presentation and taking into account the comprehensiveness of the research, the synthesise of the materials and overall structure and theme of the presentation. It also considers innovation and oral skills. Of most importance is whether the class learnt and were engaged by the presentation e.g. are the class able to answer questions at the end of the presentation, did the class actively volunteer questions, did the class exhibit signs of interest.
Individual Mark (30 marks) is allocated based on the individual oral presentation in class together with the prepared aids and the respective Chapter in the report. Apart from the slides, the presentation should incorporate good oral skills such as establishing eye contact, using appropriate variation of pitch and delivery as well as graphics/ pictures and multimedia. Innovative presentations as a whole will also be rewarded. Students need to be able to answer questions if asked by their tutor and to show they understood the materials presented to the class. Simply reading to the class is not acceptable and students who do so may be stopped, at least they will score very low marks. Similarly students who are inaudible or just speak without variation of pitch or tone will also be marked poorly. The individual mark will take into account the oral presentation as well as the contribution to the written report, slides and as indicated by the minutes of meetings.