Personal Assessment Journal Entry

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The assessment results were analysed in five aspects namely; analysing and solving problems, working well with others, achieving objectives, learning and self- development, and adapting to change. I am not surprised that I scored high in analysing and solving problems and in adapting to change. I have gained skills in problem solving throughout my personal life and workplace which have enabled me to succeed in many instances. For instance, at my workplace is usually use creative and analytical skills. From an analytical perspective, I am not quick to give an answer but I usually think critically, evaluate a problem and find solutions (Chaudhry & Rasool, 2012). I totally agree with the results of the assessment because in my personal life I use the simple linear model of problem solving discussed by Chaudhry and Rasool (2012). In this case, I try to understand the problem and research on it then generate the most viable ideas to address the problem. I agree with the assessment results because I a very good at adapting to change. My strategy of adapting to change is facing my fears as proposed by Heuvel, Demerouti, Bakker and Schaufeli (2013).

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ASSESSMENT BRIEF

Subject Code and Title BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations
Assessment Reflective Journal 3 – Laureate Professional Assessment
Individual/Group Individual
Length 800 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes a) Explain the importance of self- awareness and
emotional intelligence, and analyse its impact on
professional competencies
b) Integrate strategies to effectively interact with
others in a diverse professional context
c) Identify and reflect on own strengths and their
application in the business context
d) Reflect on feedback to identify opportunities for
self-improvement and professional development
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of module 4.2 (week 8)
Weighting 25%
Total Marks 100 marks

Context
A key to self-directed learning is reflection. Reflection enables the ability to examine
situations in order to better understand the surrounding context and identify potential
improvements for the future. This assessment task builds on assessment 1 and 2 to further
develop your awareness and reflective learning ability while also assessing your
understanding of the topics covered in module 4. As with assessment 1 and 2, you must
write your journal entry in the first person and should try to be as open and honest with
yourself as you can.

Please also visit the Academic Skills blackboard page for an overview of reflective writing in

higher education: https://laureate-
au.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1&co

ntent_id=_2498857_1&mode=reset

Instructions
This assessment task requires you to do the following:

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1. Read and watch the learning resources in module 4
2. Complete the Laureate Professional Assessment as outlined in the module 4 learning
resources
3. Compose your reflective journal entry addressing the questions listed below
4. Identify theoretical concepts reviewed in module 4 and examples from your
professional or personal experience to support your ideas
5. Include at least three academic references to sources in the module 4 learning
resources for this subject which present the theoretical concepts identified, to
support your ideas
6. Follow the APA 6th edition style of referencing to cite your academic resources and
provide your reference list

Guiding questions:
1. To what extent do you agree with the results of the self-assessment? Use examples
from your workplace experience (or personal life) to support your ideas
2. What have you learnt about yourself from the results of this self-assessment?
3. What specific theoretical concepts from this module give you the greatest
understanding of your LPA results and how?
4. How might you use the insight from this self-assessment to improve your
professional practice in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world?

Submission Instructions
Submit your Reflective Journal 3: Laureate Professional Assessment via the Assessment
link in the main navigation menu in BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations. The
learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback
can be viewed in My Grades.
The Learning Rubric below is your guide to how your assessment task will be marked. Please
be sure to check this rubric very carefully before submission.

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Learning Rubric: Assessment 3- Reflective journal: Laureate Professional Assessment
Assessment
Attributes

Fail (Unacceptable)
0-49%

Pass
(Functional)
50-64%

Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%

Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84%

High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%

Laureate Professional
Assessment reflection
and linkage to theory
40%

Journal entry
demonstrates a limited
attempt to reflect on
the results of the
Laureate Professional
Assessment, with
no/limited attempt to
apply theoretical
concepts and to use
professional/personal
experience examples to
support ideas.

Journal entry
demonstrates a basic
attempt to reflect on the
results of the Laureate
Professional Assessment,
with a basic attempt to
apply theoretical
concepts and to use
professional/personal
experience examples to
support ideas.

Journal entry
demonstrates an adequate
reflection on the results of
the Laureate Professional
Assessment, with a critical
application of theoretical
concepts and use of
professional/personal
experience examples to
support ideas.

Journal entry
demonstrates a thorough
reflection on the results
of the Laureate
Professional Assessment,

with a critical and in-
depth application of

theoretical concepts and
use of
professional/personal
experience examples to
support ideas.

Journal entry
demonstrates an expert
reflection on the results
of the Laureate
Professional Assessment,
with an in-depth, critical
and meticulous
application of theoretical
concepts and use of
professional/personal
experience examples to
support ideas.

Professional practice
reflection
30%

Journal entry shows no
or limited evidence of
reflective thinking in
regards to how gained

insights from self-
assessment could be

used to improve
student’s future
professional practice in
a globalised, VUCA
world.

Journal entry shows
some evidence of
reflective thinking and
generically articulates
how gained insights from
self-assessment could be
used to improve
student’s future
professional practice in a
globalised, VUCA world.

Journal entry shows
evidence of adequate
reflective thinking and
generically articulates how

gained insights from self-
assessment could be

leveraged to improve
student’s future
professional practice in a
globalised, VUCA world.

Journal entry shows
evidence of thorough
reflective thinking and
clearly articulates how

gained insights from self-
assessment could be

used to improve
student’s future
professional practice in a
globalised, VUCA world.

Journal entry shows
evidence of thorough
and critical reflective
thinking and clearly
articulates how gained

insights from self-
assessment could be

used to improve
student’s future
professional practice in a
globalised, VUCA world.

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Structure and flow of
ideas
20%

Journal entry does not
present sufficient
information, ideas or
evidence.
Journal entry lacks
logical/clear structure
and flow of ideas,
making it difficult to
understand.
Line of reasoning is
unclear and difficult to
follow.

Journal entry presents
information, ideas and
evidence sufficiently,
however these require
further logic and clarity.
Journal entry has a
sufficient structure,
however flow of ideas
are a challenge and can
be difficult to
understand.
Line of reasoning is
passable, however, can
sometimes be difficult to
follow and requires
clarity.

Journal entry presents
information, ideas and
evidence clearly and
logically.
Journal entry has a good
structure, with a good flow
of ideas.
Line of reasoning is of a
good standard and easy to
follow.

Journal entry presents
information and
arguments in a logical
and clear way, which is
well supported by
evidence.
Journal entry has a very
good structure, with a
strong flow of ideas;
opinions and ideas are
expressed in a clear and
concise manner with
obvious connection to
topic.
Line of reasoning is clear,
logical and easy to
follow.

Journal entry is expertly
presented; descriptive,
concise and informative,
exceptionally developed
and well supported by
evidence.
Journal entry has an
excellent structure, with
a strong, clear flow of
ideas; engages and
sustains the audience’s
interest in the topic and
the reader can
immediately grasp the
relevancy.
Line of reasoning is
excellent; demonstrating
a clear, logical flow of
ideas and arguments
that are easy to follow.

Correct citation of key
resources

10%

Does not use sufficient
sources.
Does not include

correct references or in-
text citations; does not

use APA 6th style.

Uses sufficient sources,
however can be greatly
improved.
Attempts to include
references or in-text
citations, however these
are sometimes
insufficient for research
purposes, or incorrect;

Shows good evidence of
attempts to source
information.
Includes in-text citations
and references from
suitable sources; uses APA
6
th style, however may
contain minor citation or
referencing errors.

Shows evidence of wide
scope for sourcing
evidence.
Includes in-text citations
and references from
suitable sources; uses
APA 6th style, containing
minimal and or no errors.

Shows evidence of
extensive scope for
sourcing
evidence
Includes in-text citations
and references from
suitable sources; uses

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uses APA 6th style,
however may contain
some citation or
referencing errors.

APA 6th style, containing
no errors.