MGT100 Organisations and Management - Assessment Item 1: Study Buddy Activities

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Assessment item 1 - Study Buddy Activities

Value: 10%

Length: 550 to 600 words

Submission method options: Turnitin assignment portal

TASK

Study Buddy Activity 1: Self-introduction and response to other students (50–100 words - 2 marks). Post to Study Buddy Group by midnight Monday Week 2 (6 March 2023).

Study Buddy Activity 2: Reflection on Topic 1 (300 words - 4 marks). Post to Study Buddy Group by midnight Monday Week 2 (6 March 2022).

Study Buddy Activity 3: Reflection on real world manager (300 words - 3 marks). Post to Study Buddy Group by midnight Monday Week 3 (13 March 2022).

SUBMIT ALL ACTIVITIES TO THE TURNITIN PORTAL in WEEK 4: Put ALL Study Buddy

Activities 1 - 3 into a single WORD document (NOT PDF or Pages) and submit in the Turnitin Portal by the due date for Assessment Item 1. Include citations and references in this word document (worth 1 mark). The reference list should always start on a new page.

DETAILS of TASKS in Assessment 1

Activity 1: Self-introduction and consequent courteous replies to other students in your Study Buddy Group are to be posted to your Study Buddy Group Discussion Forum by Monday of Week 2. In this self-introduction, you are encouraged to share information about your personal life, your work experience, and your study and career goals. In particular, you should explain your personal values and experiences in relation to management and what managers do (LO3).

Please respond courteously and collegially to the self-introduction posts from other students in your Study Buddy Group. When this is included as part of your Assessment Item 1, all you need to do is to include your self-introduction and then just list just the names of those to whom you replied. Do not copy and paste your replies to your study buddies into the Word assessment document for Assessment 1. (50 - 100 WORDS, worth 2 marks).

Activity 2: Reflection on Topic 1: Management to be posted on your allocated Study Buddy Group Discussion Forum by midnight Monday of Week 2 (300 WORDS +/- 10%, worth 4 marks). After reading Topic 1: Management, identify, discuss, and reflect on any one thing about management in these chapters that you had not heard about or had not understood before.

This reflection is a step towards you learning to explain your personal values and experience in relation to management theory (LO3). Note that in the marking criteria in the assessment

rubric, you need to refer to management theory to support your reflection. Also, higher marks will be awarded to answers that include some analysis and critical thinking. Very few students are expected to achieve these higher levels of analysis, but it is something to aim for as you study this subject.

You are encouraged to engage in further conversation on this Topic 1 with others in your Study Buddy Group. However, only include your own post in the assessment word document that you must submit to the Turnitin Portal by the due date.

Activity 3: Reflection on a real-world manager to be posted on your allocated Study Buddy Group Discussion Forum by midnight Monday of Week 3 (300 WORDS +/- 10%, worth 3 marks). Think about all the managers you have met in your life (this could be a school teacher or a club leader if you have not had any work experience). Choose the one manager that stood out to you as being the best in their role as a manager (not necessarily the one you liked the most). Identify, discuss and reflect on what makes this person a great manager.

At the end of your post, list what you think are the three most essential characteristics of an effective manager in light of your views on who you considered was the best manager. Your answer to this question will assist you learn to explain your personal values and experiences in relation to management and what managers do (LO3) as well as be able to express opinions on management issues with clarity, from both personal and more objective positions that are supported with sound evidence and analysis (LO4).

You are encouraged to engage in further conversation on this topic with others in your Study Buddy Group. However, only include your own post in the assessment word document that you must submit on Turnitin Portal by the due date.

Citation and references for Study Buddy Activities when submitted to the Turnitin Portal - worth 1 mark

This activity reflects Charles Sturt University graduate learning outcomes relating to academic literacy and the adoption of appropriate professional conventions.

GRADING and MARKING: See the marking guide below.

NOTE: Assessments, other than exams, will be penalised for breaches of academic integrity and fairness, including: being 10% over or under the prescribed word limit, failure to acknowledge all sources in both in-text citations and the reference list, failing to conform to APA 7 referencing conventions, and plagiarism (see Handbook for details of the severe consequences of plagiarism which must be reported if suspected).

RATIONALE

SUBJECT LEARNING OUTCOMES

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to research and compare various sources of information about
  • be able to explain their personal values and experience in relation to management

These activities provide an opportunity for you to:

  • explain your personal values and experience in relation to management theory
  • express opinions on management issues with clarity, from both personal and objective positions that are backed up with sound evidence and analysis
  • meet other students with whom you can provide mutual support (peer-to-peer learning)
  • establish your early examination of the subject learning material
  • encourage you to reflect on the relevance of this subject to your real-life experiences
  • practise the written communication, citing, and referencing skills, required for writing about management at the expected University standard (academic literacy and numeracy)
  • develop your intellectual skills needed to relate theoretical concepts to managerial practice.
  • provide your CSU academic with the confidence that you have started to engage with the subject.

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