|Academic year and term:||Level 5, term 2|
|Module title:||Cross Cultural Management|
|Module Convener:||Joy Umekwe|
|Learning outcomes assessed within this piece of work as agreed at the programme level meeting||Knowledge:
You will be able to develop understandings of the nature and impact of cultural differences at a personal and a business level
You will be able to apply cross-cultural management techniques to a diverse range of issues and develop mindfulness of yourself and others in order to operate effectively and sensitively within cross-cultural teams
|Type of assessment:||Group podcast, plus short reflective statement|
Instructions for assessment
You will work in groups of 5 or 6 to produce a scripted podcast which addresses problems described in a cross cultural management case study.
Group Podcast planning document to be submitted in week 8 to enable feedback which will enhance the final submission. One document should be submitted by each group – maximum 300 words.
This is in two parts.
Group podcast and written script which responds to a range of CCM issues in a single case study. The marks will be awarded for both elements of the assessment. The script will be submitted via Turnitin. The podcast audio file will be submitted online. If the podcast is not submitted the written element will not be marked and a mark of 0% will be recorded for this part of the assessment.
The case study describes an organisation that is experiencing some problems. Your group should address some of these problems by relating them toa minimum of three to a maximum of five topicsthat have been covered in lectures. The group should choose a minimum of one topic from each of the three categories listed below (maximum 5 topics altogether) and apply them to the selected problems that you have found in the case study. This application should be such that each problem identified in the given case must be applied to the mentioned minimum of one to a maximum of five topics chosen by the group. It is the problems that should be identified first before each is applied to the topics in the combinations mentioned
The topics are:
In the scripted podcast your group will describe the problems in the case study, use theories to analyse them and make specific recommendations for possible solutions.
You will work in groups of 5 or 6 to produce the podcast and accompanying script. This podcast will present your group’s analysis and recommendations. It will include approximately 2 minutes of spoken input from each group member. It will receive a group mark where all members of the group receive the same mark, which is 50% of the assessment for the course. You must submit the script of the podcast as well as the audio file.
Additionally, you will write a reflective report – maximum 1250 words.
The report will identify the sources used to support the argument of the podcast, including references in Harvard style. You should discuss how you applied the theory or theories that you chose to one of the issuesyou identified in your podcast. It will also include a short analysis of what went well in the group task and what could be improved if you were to be involved in a similar task in the future. The report receives an individual mark, which is 50% of the course assessment
Students will be allocated to their groups by tutorsin the first 3 weeks.
All assessments will be carried out by tutors.
Resit Assignment Details
Resit submission date:TBC
For students who are offered a resit you are required to improve and resubmit your original work as well as adding a further reflective commentary discussing what you have learned from the process. You must resubmit your work using the specific resit Turnitin link on Moodle. The resit will be in the form of an individual reflective report. You should take into consideration the feedback given to you by your tutor both from the group podcast and reflective report and write an individual 2500 word reflective report.
iii) Reflect on how your feedback and this process will help you improve future assignments
If you did not submit work at the first opportunity you cannot reflect on your feedback. However, you are still required to submit a reflective piece in which you identify your reasons for non-submission, the implications of non-submission for your future success and how you propose to address this in the future.
If you were deferred at the first assessment opportunity you do not need to include the reflective piece as this is a first submission at a later date, not a resit.
The original marking criteria will still apply (see marking grid provided above*) except that the 10% weighting for presentation will be awarded instead to your reflective piece.
*this refers to your marking grid included in your assessment brief
How will we support you with your assessment?
How will your work be assessed?
Your work will be assessed by a subject expert who will use the marking grid provided in this assessment brief. When you access your marked work it is important that you reflect on the feedback so that you can use it to improve future assignments.
You MUST use the Harvard System. The Harvard system is very easy to use once you become familiar with it.
The Business School requires a digital version of all assignment submissions. These must be submitted via Turnitin on the module’s Moodle site. They must be submitted as a Word file (not as a pdf) and must not include scanned in text or text boxes. They must be submitted by 2pm on the given date. For further general details on coursework preparation refer to the online information via StudentZonehttp://studentzone.roehampton.ac.uk/howtostudy/index.html.
Mitigating circumstances/what to do if you cannot submit a piece of work or attend your presentation
Marking and feedback process
Between you handing in your work and then receiving your feedback and marks within 20 days, there are a number of quality assurance processes that we go through to ensure that students receive marks which reflects their work. A brief summary is provided below.
Stop Five – Your mark and feedback is processed by the Office and made available to you.