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BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations

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ASSESSMENT 3 BRIEF
Subject Code and TitleBIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations
AssessmentReflective Journal 3 – Diversity & Inclusion
Individual/GroupIndividual
Length800 words (+/- 10%)
Learning OutcomesExplain the importance of self- awareness and emotional intelligence, and analyse its impact on professional competenciesIntegrate strategies to effectively interact with others in a diverse professional contextIdentify and reflect on own strengths and their application in the business contextReflect on feedback to identify opportunities for self- improvement and professional development
SubmissionBy 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of module 4.2 (week 8) For Intensive (6 week) class: by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 4.2 (Week 4)
Weighting25%
Total Marks100 marks

Context

A key to self-directed learning is reflection. Reflection enables the ability to examine situations in order to better understand the surrounding context and identify potential improvements for the future. This assessment task builds on assessment 1 and 2 to further develop your awareness and reflective learning ability while also assessing your understanding of the topics covered in module 4. As with assessment 1 and 2, you must write your journal entry in the first person and should try to be as open and honest with yourself as you can.

Please also visit the Academic Skills blackboard page for an overview of reflective writing in higher education: https://laureate- au.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1&co ntent_id=_2498852_1&mode=reset

Instructions

This Assessment is comprised of –

Part 1 – A conversation about Diversity with a class colleague as outlined below

Part 2 – A Reflective Journal based on that conversation using the Guiding Questions After completing the Learning Material on Diversity & Inclusion as outlined in the module

  1. and on VUCA in Module 4.2, and attending the Week 7 workshop “Better Conversations at Work” either select a class colleague or your learning facilitator will allocate pairs. Aim for your class colleague to be different to you in at least 3 of the below social identify indicators.

PART 1:

Create a 5-7 minute audio podcast with another student (you will need to include a link to this podcast in your Assessment 3 with each student having 5-7 minutes.)

Find three ways that this student is different to you in terms of social identity. These could be based on any of the following that you are both comfortable with discussing:

  • Age
    • Gender
    • Cultural background
    • Religion
    • Indigenous – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island background
    • Disability
    • Sexual orientation
    • Socio-economic background
    • Marital status / Relationship status

Start the conversation by stating your names, date and time of the recording, and then ask each other these Guiding Questions:

  1. Tell me about your social identity.
  2. What are you most proud of having achieved in your life?
  3. What obstacles have you had to face?
  4. Professional identity – what industry do you work in / or hope to work in?
  5. What should your future employer know about the skills you have and your story to help build a diverse and inclusive workplace in a VUCA world?

PART 2 :

Using the theoretical concepts on Diversity & Inclusion & VUCA from the Module 4 Learning Resources, compose your reflective journal entry answering these guiding questions:

  1. What have you learnt about yourself from this conversation?
    1. What specific theoretical concepts from this module give you the greatest understanding of your own approach to Diversity & Inclusion?
    1. What competencies, skills and qualities will be most critical for you to achieve your future career goals in a VUCA world? Explain which of your top 5 Gallup Talents would be most valuable in developing this competency.
    1. How has attending the workshop “Having Better Conversations at work” influenced the way you approached the conversation with your class colleague?

References & Appendix

  1. Include your Diversity Fingerprint in the appendix of your reflective journal
  2. You need to include at least four references
  3. At least two references must be from the sources in Module 4.1 & 4.2 which present the theoretical concepts identified, to support your ideas
  4. Include in the appendix of your Assessment 3 a link to your recording and ensure it can be accessed by your learning facilitator
  5. Alternatively upload the audio file (mp3) into the Submissions portal
  6. Video interview files (such as mp4 or from phone or zoom) is also acceptable
  7. Follow the APA 7th edition style of referencing to cite your academic resources and provide your reference list

Submission Instructions

Submit your Reflective Journal 3: Diversity & Inclusion via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.

The Learning Rubric below is your guide to how your assessment task will be marked. Please be sure to check this rubric very carefully before submission.

Learning Rubric: Assessment 3- Reflective journal: Diversity & Inclusion

Assessment AttributesFail (Unacceptable) 0-49%Pass (Functional) 50-64%Credit (Proficient) 65-74%Distinction (Advanced) 75 -84%High Distinction (Exceptional) 85-100%
Diversity & Inclusion reflection and linkage to theory   40%Journal entry demonstrates a limited attempt to reflect on the results of Diversity & Inclusion, with no/limited attempt to apply theoretical concepts and to use professional/personal experience examples to support ideas.Journal entry demonstrates a basic attempt to reflect on the results of Diversity & Inclusion, with a basic attempt to apply theoretical concepts and to use professional/personal experience examples to support ideas.Journal entry demonstrates an adequate reflection on the results of Diversity & Inclusion, with a critical application of theoretical concepts and use of professional/personal experience examples to support ideas.Journal entry demonstrates a thorough reflection on the results of Diversity & Inclusion, with a critical and in-depth application of theoretical concepts and use of professional/personal experience examples to support ideas.Journal entry demonstrates an expert reflection on the results of Diversity & Inclusion, with an in-depth, critical and meticulous application of theoretical concepts and use of professional/personal experience examples to support ideas.
Professional practice reflection   30%Journal entry shows no or limited evidence of reflective thinking in regards to how gained insights from self-assessment could be used to improve student’s future professional practice in a globalised, VUCA world.Journal entry shows some evidence of reflective thinking and generically articulates how gained insights from self- assessment could be used to improve student’s future professional practice in a globalised, VUCA world.Journal entry shows evidence of adequate reflective thinking and generically articulates how gained insights from self-assessment could be leveraged to improve student’s future professional practice in a globalised, VUCA world.Journal entry shows evidence of thorough reflective thinking and clearly articulates how gained insights from self-assessment could be used to improve student’s future professional practice in a globalised, VUCA world.Journal entry shows evidence of thorough and critical reflective thinking and clearly articulates how gained insights from self-assessment could be used to improve student’s future professional practice in a globalised, VUCA world.

Structure and flow of ideas   20%Journal entry does not present sufficient information, ideas or evidence. Journal entry lacks logical/clear structure and flow of ideas, making it difficult to understand. Line of reasoning is unclear and difficult to follow.Journal entry presents information, ideas and evidence sufficiently, however these require further logic and clarity. Journal entry 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.Journal entry presents information, ideas and evidence clearly and logically. Journal entry has a good structure, with a good flow of ideas. Line of reasoning is of a good standard and easy to follow.Journal entry presents information and arguments in a logical and clear way, which is well supported by evidence. Journal entry 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.Journal entry is expertly presented; descriptive, concise and informative, exceptionally developed and well supported by evidence. Journal entry 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.
  Correct citation of key resources     10%Does not use sufficient sources. Does not include correct references or in-text citations; does not use APA 7th style.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 7th style, however may contain some citation or referencing errors.Shows good evidence of attempts to source information. Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 7th style, however may contain minor citation or referencing errors.Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence. Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 7th style, containing minimal and or no errors.Shows evidence of extensive scope for sourcing evidence   Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 7th style, containing no errors.

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