MGMT20135 CT (Critical Think):
- Week 2 of 12: Wed (18/3/20): 1-4 pm (Room 4.23)
1) Assess-1 (30%):
- Due 30th March 2020:
- Article Review
2) Week 1 of 12 Lecture Note:
- Please pre-read, as attached.
3) Attendance: Min.80% is mandatory to pass or higher grades.
See you soon.Calvin
Assess-1 (30%): Due 30th March 2020, at 5.00 PM
Practical and Written Assessment-Article Review
Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting:This assessment item accounts for 30%of your final grade for this unit and must be completed by students individually.
Due:The assessment is due on Monday, 30th March 2020, at 5.00 PM AEST in Week 4.
Length:The review must be 1500 words in length excluding references. Two points will be deducted for assessments that are over or under by 200 words.
Cover page:The essay must include a cover page that contains your name, student number, resident campus, assessment title, lecturer and word count.
Minimum number of peer-reviewed journal articles to pass: 10
Both on-campus students and distance students must write a review article and submit online via Moodie by the due date.There will be a late penalty of 1.5 marks (5 % of 30) for each day late.
Format:Text should be word-processed, Times New Roman, 12 size font and line spacing (1.5). Please save/upload your file in a Word format (.doc or .docx).
Referencing:The list of references should form the last page or two, at the end of the assessment. Referencing should be in a consistent APA style.
Task Description:The purpose of this task is for you to demonstrate your ability to critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate information and present that information in a written format. A list of articles will be available on the unit’s Moodie site for you to choose from. You will then write a critical article review based around your responses to the following questions.
· What is the background of the research? (Background)
· What is the research objective?
· What are the core research questions the article addresses? Why are they important to address? (Research questions)
· How was the research conducted? (Methodology)
· What are the major findings? (Findings)
· What is the significance of the findings for future research or management practice? (Significance/implications)Critical evaluation
· Critically state what you agree with and do not agree about the article and explain why? (with specific examples from the article)
· What are its strengths and weaknesses?
· In your view, what is the overall value (e.g. contributions, advances, impacts, etc) of the article?
Please do not simply list the questions and your response to them. The questions are to be used simply as a means for you to critically think about your chosen article. Your review needs to contain answers to these questions, but they need to be in essay format, that is, containing introduction section, body paragraphs and a conclusion section.
Body—critical evaluation *10 marks
The following list of questions is effectively addressed: • Critically state what you agree and do not agree about the article and explain why? (with specific examples from the article) • What are its strengths and weaknesses? • In your view, what is the overall value (e.g. contributions, advances, impacts, etc) of the article?
Conclusion *3 marks
All aspects are drawn together in a brief, concise summary. Consistent with findings, no new material introduced but highlights implications or a comment on the future of the issue.
Presentation *2 marks
High quality of expression, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proofreading. Format and layout in a professional manner ( i.e. 1.5 spacing, 12-size font, Times New Roman). Assessment cover page included, within the word count. Referencing *2 marks
Use of APA referencing system in a consistent and correct manner in the essay itself. Inclusion of an accurate reference list on a separate page listing only the sources that actually have been used. The reference list is arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors’ last names.
Further breakdown of each criterion (from Fail to High Distinction) is available on Moodie.
· American Psychological Association (APA)
Learning Outcomes Assessed
· Evaluate and reflect on the importance of critical thinking and the benefits of using decision-making processes to assess and solve business, managerial and organisational problems
· Critically analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply creative decision-making approaches to address business issues and problems
· Communicate complex concepts, ideas and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences with the aim to influence and persuade others to adopt new positions.
· Cognitive, technical and creative skills
· Ethical and Professional Responsibility