Through scaffolded engagement using vocational delivery and assessment methods, students will build confidence and competence in developing appropriate academic language, and relevant literacy and numeracy skills. Students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative working skills necessary for professional and academic learning. They will experience group and teamwork, interactive class-based activities, team-based projects and a case study approach to business issues. Learning activities will be scaffolded to include team dynamics and conflict management, critical thinking, information analysis and academic skills formation applying written and presentation business communications. Learning activities will develop reflective writing on team formation and management of team conflict, peer review of teams, team based reporting, various presentation styles and formats, online group collaboration review and academic writing and referencing.
|1.||Identify and appreciate the social, cultural, political, economic and legal dimensions on effective business practice;|
|2.||Integrate knowledge, skills and understanding of fundamental aspects of the Diploma specialisation units within a professional business framework;|
|3.||Define, contextualise and apply information and problem definition with a problem solving framework to develop strategies to solve business problems through an open-ended experiential learning task;|
|4.||Communicate effectively using appropriate verbal, written and visual modes of delivery;|
|5.||Demonstrate the cognitive and dispositional dimensions of critical thinking;|
|6.||Reflect insightfully on learning to demonstrate personal awareness, self motivation and change readiness;|
|7.||Identify, appreciate and develop skills, interests and motivations in individual and multidisciplinary team settings; and|
|8.||Apply team-work skills to work collaboratively on open-ended tasks and produce timely outcomes.|
|Other||Online Portfolio Review Questions (450 words)||15%|
|Journal||Task Reflective Journal Portfolio (600 words)||20%|
|Report||Report / Business Plan (Learning in the Workplace/Community)-Group (750 words per team)||25%|
|Assignment||Business Plan Presentation (Learning in the Workplace/Community)-Group (300 words equivalent per team member)||10%|
|Examination||Individual Examination (1 hour)||30%|
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