Over the first three weeks of this course, students are required to consider the sustainability-related issues and themes explored in the course and reflect on how these issues intersect with the world of business. These reflections are to be presented in a reflective journal.
These themes (including issues, challenges, concepts and approaches) MUST be discussed in terms of their relevance and/or implications for business and may be drawn from those raised in class presentations, discussions and activities, resources provided on the course Moodle page and/or prescribed readings. Suitable themes for reflection may include:
In this assessment task, students are required to demonstrate not only their understandings of the themes but also their consideration of the implications for the business sector and/or the student’s current/future role in business. Students should provide their thoughts, feelings, responses, reactions, opinions and ideas on the material explored. Critical thinking should be demonstrated in these reflections.
While this task is not a research task, sources referred to in your reflections still need to be referenced using the APA referencing style. For information on the style of writing required, please refer to the samples and guides provided on the course Moodle page.
|Reflective Journal – Marking Rubric||Range||Grade|
||Demonstrates clear and concise critical thinking and the ability to apply sustainable business concepts to ‘real life’ situations, business and/or own experiences in business||20-30|
|Demonstrates some critical thinking , but the application of the concepts to business activities and own experiences are less clear||10-20|
|Details fewer concepts and ideas, and/or no application of these to ‘real life’. Limited and/or unclear connections made between course content and themes presented.||0-10|
|Critical thinking – total possible||/30|
||Well-developed reflection; new ideas introduced and a good grasp of concepts presented.Shows the application of learning to connect new ideas to existing experience – to what was already known.||20-30|
|Shows some evidence of reflection, but not well-developed;
Some grasp of concepts presented and some application of learning to connect these ideas to personal experiences.
|Not much thought or detail; shows little connection between concepts and personal impacts;
Little or no evidence of reflection or grasp of concepts explored; little application of learning to connect sustainable business themes to their business/life experience.
|Reflection – total possible||/30|
· Submitted on time, well organized and well written. Including accurate English expression, spelling, grammar, referencing (APA).
|Well written, clear organization and planning, uses standard English grammar, well referenced where required (APA referencing style)||10-20|
|Inadequate due to lack of organization, grammar, and/or major spelling errors, incorrect or inadequate referencing||0-10|
|Presentation – total possible||/20|
||Reflections clearly describe (and are limited to) the relevance of sustainability to business. Issues are discussed with a high level if accuracy and insight||15-20|
|Reflection covers one or more relevant themes from classes, with some connections made between business and sustainability||7-15|
|Reflection is general and/or vague or does not address sustainability in the context of business||0-7|
|Relevance – total possible||/20|
|OVERALL TOTAL POSSIBLE FOR REFLECTIVE JOURNAL||/ 100|