BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
Learning resources for assignments and exam
You will need continual access to the following text(s) in order to complete this course. The library will only hold one copy of the nominated text books and therefore you will need to acquire the book(s).
Svendsen, L 2008, Work, Acumen, Stocksfield UK.
Additional print material relevant to the course will be available in the eReader (a link to these readings is on the Course site. Some of the e readings will also be under weekly topics
• Course Discussion Board
• Extra help under assessment help
• Course Information Booklet and Online Resources, including powerpoint slides from the lecture/workshops, extra handouts posted weekly, and exam help, including past papers and mark schemes
• eReadings, providing access to relevant additional articles and book chapters.
Details of assessment submission and return are listed under each assessment task.
Re-marking and re-submission are not permitted.
THE FEEDBACK FORMS ARE LISTED UNDER FEEDBACK FORMS ON COURSE SITE AND ARE A GUIDE TO WHAT IS EXPECTED IN YOUR ASSIGNMENT AND HOW IT WILL BE MARKED
Reflective assignment requires you to write four short reflective journal entries. Each entry will reflect on a specific content of the course. This task will be completed over two submissions with Reflections 1 & 2 in first submission (worth 15% of final mark and around 800 words maximum), and Reflections 3 & 4 in second submission (worth 20% of final mark and around 400 words for each reflective entry= total of 800 words for each submission for Reflections 1 & 2 (total 800 words)and then 3 & 4(also 800 words). Total word count across two submissions should not exceed 1600 words.
Each entry requires you to bring together:
1. Information from relevant readings
2. Concepts from the relevant part of the course
3. Personal experience
Turn these over in your mind and reflect on the topic, and write in the first person about your considered view.
Specific information about the reflective journal entries:
Reflective Journal entries 3 & 4 due 11th December by 6pm
This entry requires you to reflect on:
Acting in a sustainable way in my daily life and in my career
Information: there are a number of readings and resources from this course, e.g. Interface carpets video, reading by Ignatius re Captain Planet and Paul Polman at Unilever, Freeman and considering all stakeholders to be fair to them in a balanced way. Suggest consider there are three dimensions to sustainability e.g. you probably do not want to act in an economically unsustainable way like Bernie Maldoff’s Ponzi scheme, or might want to consider United Nations sustainability development goals(in sustainability lecture), Mackey and Conscious Capitalism may be an approach you want to apply in your life. There are many aspects of the course that fit with this question
What two career values are extremely important to you and what type of work area or organisations will help you express your work values
Reflect on: extremely important values you identified from the Career Workbook task.
Ways of making sense: You may relate your values to readings or video clips, lectures or other experiences or workplaces you would like to work for such as values such as Mackey (Conscious Capitalism) or Platt reading (re being a genuine professional person) or Ignatius reading, or a workplace that considers all stakeholders(Freeman), or Google or any workplace where your values such as wealth, helping others, travel (therefore Molinsky reading re cultural code switching) or whatever you identified can be expressed.
A number of resources are available to assist you with this assignment:
1. There is a comprehensive Help resource for Reflective Journal under the Assessments heading on the course site.
2. Relevant elements of the textbook (Reflection 1 in particular).
3. There will be exercises in class to assist students in understanding the concept of reflection and to provide an opportunity to practice reflective writing. This will occur before the first piece needs to be written.
4. The online resource ‘An introduction to reflective practice’ includes a section on reflective writing and is available on the course site
There will be exercises in class to assist students in understanding the concept of reflection and to provide an opportunity to practise reflective writing. This will occur before the first entry is due.
85-100% HD Exceptional performance indicating complete and comprehensive understanding of the subject matter; genuine mastery of relevant skills; demonstration of an extremely high level of interpretative and analytical ability and intellectual initiative; and achievement of all learning objectives of the course.
75-84% D Excellent performance indicating a very high level of understanding of the subject matter; development of relevant skills to a very high level; demonstration of a very high level of interpretive and analytical ability and intellectual initiative; and achievement of all learning objectives of the course.
65-74% C Good performance indicating a high level of understanding of subject matter; development of relevant skills to a high level; demonstration of a high level of interpretive and analytical ability and achievement of all key learning objectives not fully achieved.
55-64% P1 Satisfactory performance indicating an adequate understanding of most of the basic subject matter; partial development of relevant skills; adequate interpretive and analytical ability and achievement of the majority of key learning objectives of the course.
50-54% P2 Satisfactory performance indicating partial understanding of basic subject matter; partial development of relevant skills; some evidence of interpretive and analytical ability; achievement of no less than 50% of the learning objectives of the course; failure to achieve some minor objectives.
40-49% F1 Unsatisfactory performance indicating an inadequate understanding of the basic subject matter; failure to develop relevant skills; insufficient evidence of interpretive and analytical ability; and failure to achieve more than 50% of the learning objectives of the course
Less than 40% F2 Unsatisfactory performance indicating little understanding of the basic subject matter; failure to develop relevant skills; no evidence of interpretive and analytical ability; and failure to achieve any learning objectives of the course.
Submission and return of assignments
All assignments will be submitted through Moodle and estimated to be marked and returned through Moodle (except feedback sheets in class for online presentation which will be returned in class time).Submit assignments using the Moodle online submission link that enables you to submit your assignments directly to your lecturer.
Please ensure you keep an electronic copy or hard copy, or both, of all assignments.
Please ensure you are submitting the correct version of your assignment. Claims of accidently uploading the incorrect assignment will not be accepted. All submitted assignments will be judged on their own merit.
You may upload your assignment multiple times before the due date to check for any academic integrity concerns. Turnitin will produce a report every 24 hours. Please ensure your final version is uploaded by the due date.
Late assignments, without a previously negotiated extension, will incur a penalty of 5% per day. Assignments will not be accepted for marking after two weeks post-submission date, without prior approval or after answers have been discussed or distributed in class or via the student portal.
Note: Your lecturer will read a draft of your reflection 1 if you submit in hard copy 2 weeks before the due date. Ensure you also include references and a reference list and ONLY submit one reflective entry.