Business, Society & the Planet Assessment - Reflective Journal
Assessment Details -
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:
- Sustainability, the Triple Bottom Line & business;
- The Six Forms of Capital used by businesses;
- The six phases of business approaches to sustainability (Dunphy, Griffiths & Benn, 2003);
- Examples of businesses successfully engaging in sustainable business.
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.
Reflective Journal -
- Application, analysis and evaluation of the ideas presented and the implications for business.
- Arguments are clear and show insight into theoretical issues and how they are applied.
- May include unusual insights. Arguments are well supported by reference to materials covered in course (or through research).
- Well-developed connections between content and thoughts, ideas, feelings, opinions , reactions and details, which shows evidence of personal reflection.
- Describes personal application and responses to concepts discussed.
- Provides comment on the implications for business and current and/or future role in business.