Ethics and Governance – How has what you have learnt about Global Citizenship affected your behaviour, thought processes and knowledge of your profession and industry?


Generic instructions for Assessment 2

Due:           Thursday 24th September, 2015 (11.59 pm) – Week 10

Weight:       20% of the overall assessment

Rubric:        a copy of the Marking Rubric is available on CloudDeakin.


This is an individualwritten assignment

Learning Outcomes which this assessment desires to achieve includes:

GLO 4 – Critical thinking; and GLO 8 – Global citizenship.


Assignment Question:

Provide a reflection of how the journey in this unit influenced your moral behaviour in a personal capacity as well as your identity as a professional/future business leader.How has what you have learnt about Global Citizenship affected your behaviour, thought processes and knowledge of your profession and industry?


Students are to analyse and provide an individual written reflective piece by drawing from any relevant section of the materials introduced in the unit. For example, you may include in your analysis a reflection on moral sensitivity, awareness, cultural values or intercultural issues, judgement, decision making, implications of actions on stakeholders etc. or any area from the unit which you consider relevant in your personal ethical journey to date. In your reflection, your focus should be on the development of your awareness of Global Citizenship concepts.


Include in your response a definition of Global Citizenship, and include the various aspects of Global Citizenship in this definition and conclude your reflection by completing the following statement:

As a result of what I have learnt about Global Citizenship within MAA350 Professional Ethics and Governance, I intend to be a Global Citizen by…’


Suggestion:  Create a journal that helps with this activity.  You should include entries in your journal on a regular basis throughout the trimester to help you develop your understanding of the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcome – Global Citizenship – and to document how your knowledge and skills in this area can be evidenced. When making entries in your journal, include ways in which you can evidence/prove that you are more aware of Global Citizenship and the impact that it has on your daily behaviour and thoughts.


Deakin defines Global Citizenship as engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

Here is a list of questions that you can use to help you reflect about Global Citizenship:

  • What do I currently do that shows I am a Global Citizen?
  • What do I need to consider when making a decision, in regard to Global Citizenship?
  • What have I learnt about a culture other than my own?
  • How would I make a decision about something if I lived in another country?
  • What would be the decision, and why would it be different to the decision I make about it if I were in Australia?


You could also start developing a table where you document different cultures and their values.


Submission Details

  • 1,800 words in total (not including reference list).
  • Harvard style of referencing to be employed.
  • Written in Calibri or Verdana font
  • Written in font size 12 for body writing;
    headingsand block quotes may have different sizes
  • Include page numbers
  • Include student names and ID numbers in the footer (with surnames underlined)
  • Line spacing of 1.5 or double spacing
  • Only electronic softcopy of the assignment is required and must be submitted into the ‘assignment dropbox’ by the due date.
  • No hard copy of the assignment is required.
  • All marking and student feedback will be provided via the dropbox facility in CloudDeakin.


ePortfolios in Assessment

The assignment takes the form of an ePortfolio assessment.  In its simplest form, ePortfolios may be defined as a collection of evidence about what and how you have learnt, including personal reflections on your learning and how it might relate to other studies or your future career path.

Graduate employers consistently tell us that they are looking for graduates who display not only technical skills but also those referred to as non-technical or employability skills. These include communication, self-management, and the ability to work in teams and to learn from mistakes.

ePortfolios act as a record of your individual learning and perhaps more importantly your progress in learning. It assists you when preparing for graduate employment interviews or jobs while you are studying. At Deakin we are implementing the use of ePortfolios in the Accounting and Financial Planning majors. This may be a starting point in creating your own individual ePortfolio.  Alternatively, it may build on your previous experience with ePortfolios.

Be aware that your ePortfolio extends beyond the scope of this assignment.  It is your resourceto build and use.  You are encouraged to consider entering other ‘employability- related activities’ that are outside of the formal learning of your degree. Employers want to know about these initiatives almost as much as they do about the grades in your degree.



  • Online Blackboard Collaborate sessions are available to students to provide guidance on reflective assessment and ePortfolio submission.
  • Please check the schedule provided on CloudDeakin for session times.


MAA350 – Assessment 2 – 2015 T2 final


Growing up as a small child, my parents were staunch believers of the religion and would hear none of my excuses as to why I shouldn’t live as per the teachings of the religion. They always ensured that my brother and I were always doing what was right and as such they would spend lots of their time in educating us on how to ensure that we were not in trouble. The environment at which I grew up had a lot of impact on the values and beliefs that I subscribe to today. I have always been a strong believer of doing what is right and living in the right way. This is perhaps due to the strictness of my parents (Rajan, 2012). My parents taught me the art of filtering everything according to my beliefs and values and to always follow the universal laws, standards, or regulations of life and to always apply the concept of discipline as guiding aspect to my behaviors.