MPM755 – Building Success in Commerce – Trimester 1 2023
Assessment Task 3 – Reflection (Self) – Individual Assessment
DUE DATE: Friday, 2nd June 2023, by 8:00pm (Melbourne time)
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE: 20%
WORD COUNT: 1,500 words
To continue to develop yourself personally and professionally throughout your career, it is essential to regularly reflect on your contribution, performance, and effectiveness in the tasks you undertake and the projects and initiatives in which you are involved. Such professional self-evaluation enables you to continue to learn from both achievements and disappointments, and thus helps facilitate your ongoing development as a business professional.
This assessment task requires you to engage in a disciplined, critical self-reflection of your developing self-management skills and capabilities, your team (including leadership) skills, and your evolving awareness of the skills related to be an effective global citizen. Note that work which is entirely or largely descriptive is unlikely to achieve a satisfactory grade. So, carefully follow the advice included in the CloudDeakin site on writing reflectively. You need to reflect analytically, conceptually, and pedagogically to self-evaluate and establish what you have learned through the tasks in this unit. To finish, you should then demonstrate how you plan to apply what you have learned in the future.
Key graduate learning outcomes:
Self-management skills. Self-Management is, your ability to plan for your own employability/professional skill development, to monitor and evaluate your development across the course of the experience and reflect on it.
Teamwork skills. Teamwork means your capacity to work collegially and productively with a range of stakeholders (teams and client). As postgraduate students you should also reflect on your Leadership Skills. Leadership is about helping a team achieve a common goal. Leadership does not mean that you have to be ‘in charge’ or be the person making all the decisions. A good leader motivates and inspires, is a good listener, is a role model and helps create a strong and cohesive team to ensure the team achieves its goals and vision.
Global citizenship describes a way of thinking, acting, relating, and responding to socio-cultural elements. It’s based on understanding the ‘self’ in relation to ‘others’ within the local and broader community and discipline. In this unit, we are focused on engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context. understand the interdependency of events/situations/issues and conditions from a local and global perspective
You are expected to support and substantiate your claims and reflections with specific examples and evidence. You can provide citations from relevant academic and non-academic sources. Specific Requirements
You are required to write a self-reflection of your actions and behaviours in relation to the three graduate learning outcomes outlined below. For each outcome, you must write reflectively to describe your specific experience, and then reflectively analyse and apply your learning from that experience.
Reflect on how you took responsibility and accountability for your own actions in working in teams in assessment task 2. Reflect on what you did well, and areas where you could improve. This could include elements of self-management, such as your use of initiative, time management, resilience, and adaptability. Were different self-management skills required in each of the tasks? What would you do differently if given the opportunity?
Reflect on your actions as a team member in completion of the group project. For example, what team roles did you take, what leadership actions did you undertake, how did you resolve conflict, how did you negotiate outcomes? Explain how you developed your leadership skills through the experiences. What would you do differently if given the opportunity?
Reflect on how you considered ethics, cultural factors and/or sustainability in the completion of assessment task 1, and/or assessment task 2. Are you satisfied that you considered these factors sufficiently in your work within this unit? Justify your response. What could you do differently in the future?
Your reflection should be at a professional standard and include a very brief Introduction and Conclusion (approximately 75 words each), but there is no need to provide a Table of Contents or an Executive Summary. There is no standard way for you to present your reflection. You should include pertinent evidence to support your reflection and claims. You may wish to cite relevant academic and non-academic sources.
This is a reflection, so research is usually not required. However, if you use ideas from another source, you must recognise this source in text and in a reference. Learning Outcomes
This task allows you to demonstrate your achievement towards the Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs) which have been aligned to the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs). Deakin GLOs describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates acquire and can demonstrate on completion of their course. This assessment task is an important tool in determining your achievement of the ULOs. If you do not demonstrate achievement of the ULOs you will not be successful in this unit. You are advised to familiarise yourself with these ULOs and GLOs as they will inform you on what you are expected to demonstrate for successful completion of this unit.
The learning outcomes that are aligned to this assessment task are:
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs) Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs)
ULO 4 Reflect on your personal learning journey and professional skills development. GLO6: Self-Management
ULO 5 Identify and reflect on approaches to decision-making and how successful business growth is undertaken in a global context incorporating responsible business practices and cultural factors. GLO8: Global citizenship
You must submit your assignment in the Assignment Dropbox in the unit CloudDeakin site on or before the due date. When uploading your assignment, name your document using the following syntax: surname_your first name_your Deakin student ID number_[unitcode].doc (or ‘.docx’). For example, ‘Jones_Barry_123456789_ABC123.doc’.
Submitting a hard copy of this assignment is not required. You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit until the marked assignment has been returned to you. In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced you will need to submit your backup copy.
Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism and for authenticating work.
When you submit an assignment through your CloudDeakin unit site, you will receive an email to your Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment Dropbox folder after upload and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission.
Marking and feedback
The marking rubric indicates the assessment criteria for this task. It is available in the CloudDeakin unit site in the Assessment folder, under Assessment Resources. Criteria act as a boundary around the task and help specify what assessors are looking for in your submission. The criteria are drawn from the ULOs and align with the GLOs. You should familiarise yourself with the assessment criteria before completing and submitting this task. Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on CloudDeakin 15 working days after the submission date.
Extensions can only be granted for exceptional and/or unavoidable circumstances outside of your control. Requests for extensions must be made by 12 noon on the submission date using the online Extension Request form under the Assessment tab on the unit CloudDeakin site. All requests for extensions should be supported by appropriate evidence (e.g., a medical certificate in the case of ill health).
Applications for extensions after 12 noon on the submission date require University level special consideration and these applications must be must be submitted via StudentConnect in your DeakinSync site.
Late submission penalties
If you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension or special consideration, 5% will be deducted from the available marks for each day after the due date up to seven days*. Work submitted more than seven days after the due date will not be marked and will receive 0% for the task. The Unit Chair may refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task after the due date. *’Day’ means calendar day for electronic submissions and working day for paper submissions.
An example of how the calculation of the late penalty based on an assignment being due on a Thursday at 8:00pm is as follows:
1 day late: submitted after Thursday 11:59pm and before Friday 11:59pm– 5% penalty.
2 days late: submitted after Friday 11:59pm and before Saturday 11:59pm – 10% penalty.
• 3 days late: submitted after Saturday 11:59pm and before Sunday 11:59pm – 15% penalty.
• 4 days late: submitted after Sunday 11:59pm and before Monday 11:59pm – 20% penalty.
• 5 days late: submitted after Monday 11:59pm and before Tuesday 11:59pm – 25% penalty.
6 days late: submitted after Tuesday 11:59pm and before Wednesday 11:59pm – 30% penalty.
7 days late: submitted after Wednesday 11:59pm and before Thursday 11:59pm – 35% penalty.
The Dropbox closes the Thursday after 11:59pm AEST/AEDT time.
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In this reflection, I will discuss my personal learning journey and professional skills development in the context of the MPM755 unit “Building Success in Commerce”. I will reflect on my actions and behaviours in relation to the three graduate learning outcomes outlined below:
I will also discuss my plans for applying what I have learned in the future.
I believe that I have developed strong self-management skills in this unit. I have been able to effectively manage my time, stay organized, and meet deadlines. I have also been able to effectively manage my workload and prioritize my tasks.
One of the key things that I have learned about self-management is the importance of setting goals and creating a plan to achieve those goals. I have found that it is helpful to break down large goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. I have also found that it is important to be flexible and adaptable, as things don’t always go according to plan.
I am confident that my self-management skills will be an asset to me in my future career. I am able to work independently and as part of a team, and I am able to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work.
I believe that I have also developed strong teamwork skills in this unit. I have been able to work effectively with others to achieve common goals. I have been able to communicate effectively, listen to others, and build consensus. I have also been able to resolve conflict and work towards solutions that everyone can agree on.
One of the key things that I have learned about teamwork is the importance of communication. It is important to be able to clearly communicate your ideas and thoughts to others. It is also important to be able to listen to others and understand their ideas and thoughts.
I am confident that my teamwork skills will be an asset to me in my future career. I am able to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures, and I am able to build relationships with others.
I believe that I have also developed a better understanding of global citizenship in this unit. I have learned about the importance of understanding different cultures and perspectives. I have also learned about the importance of being responsible and ethical in business.
One of the key things that I have learned about global citizenship is the importance of understanding the impact of globalization. Globalization has led to a more interconnected world, and businesses need to be aware of the impact that their decisions have on people and communities around the world.
I am confident that my understanding of global citizenship will be an asset to me in my future career. I am able to understand the impact of globalization on businesses, and I am able to make decisions that are ethical and responsible.
I am grateful for the opportunity to have taken the MPM755 unit. I have learned a lot about myself and about the world of business. I am confident that the skills and knowledge that I have gained will be an asset to me in my future career.
I plan to continue to develop my self-management, teamwork, and global citizenship skills in the future. I believe that these skills are essential for success in any field.