Assessment Type: Reflective Journal - individual assessment – 2000 words.
Purpose: The individual reflection report is designed to allow students to evaluate their growth in knowledge and skills throughout the subject. It is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their learning, their performance and their outcomes. This assessment contributes specifically to Learning Outcome c and d.
Value: 30% Due Date: 5:00 pm Sunday Week 11
Submission: Upload a soft copy - .doc or .docx to Moodle & Turnitin
Task Details: Students need to write a reflection report discussing and analysing any two topics explored in this course. Students are required to discuss not only their understanding of the topics, but also the implications for their current/future role in business or work. Not only should critical thinking be demonstrated in the reflection, students should also provide their opinions, ideas, thoughts and feelings on the topics explored.
Students who maintain a reflective journal will find this assessment very rewarding and have substantial data to support their reflections. The report is to be reflective and evaluative (use referenced theory), and it is important that you offer critical insight.
Consider the following when writing a reflective journal:
• Describe the events and your experience – What did I do/hear/see?
• Interpret and evaluate the events from your perspective – What do I think about it now? How does it relate to other things that I know? Explain your experience; reveal your new insights, connections with other learning, your hypotheses, and your conclusions.
• Reflect on how this information will be useful to you – What questions do I have? Have I changed how I think about the situation? Where do I go from here?
If you have been given specific questions or tasks to perform, use these as headings to help organise your writing adapted from 2.9 in the Subject Outline and the following source:
• Morley-Warner, T. 2000, Academic writing is a guide to writing in a university context Centre for Research and Education in the Arts, Sydney.
Research Requirements: Students should use a minimum of eight (4 each) academic articles to support their reflections and analysis.
Presentation: 2000 + 10% word short report – Word .doc or .docx. Title page, suitable headings and subheadings, reference list (Harvard –Anglia style)
Organisation of ideas 10%
Clarity of expression incl. accuracy, spelling, grammar, punctuation 20% Understanding of key concepts and issues 20% Content and range 25% Personal reflection 25%
A detailed marking rubric is in the Subject Outline
Assignment Alarm: ONLY Your first submission will be marked. Don’t make a mistake in submitting the wrong one. Ensure you do this assignment yourself.