This criterion focuses on 1) the clarity of the description of the experience and 2) the focus
on the self throughout the write up of the experience.
Fail standard assignments will have an unclear time line for events and a confused description of who did what throughout. They will include virtually no references to the student's thoughts or feelings of the incident.
Higher achieving descriptions will present the experience almost like a movie in the reader's mind. They will incorporate significant references to the student's thoughts and feelings.
Jarrah, this incident has been given a Credit as you have clearly described a single incident and you have focussed on an overall situation. Your description lets the reader know exactly what happened.
This criterion focuses on 1) the range and depth of the theory content and 2) the calibre of the student's insights into the theory.
Fail standard assignments will use limited amounts and types of theory, for example citations of irrelevant sources or the only sources used will be course materials or sources outside the date period or sources that lack credibility. In fail assignments the Harvard referencing protocols will not be followed – while minor errors in relation to punctuation are acceptable anything else is not. Further, in a fail assignment practices such as overuse of direct quotes will be apparent. The links between the theory and the experience will not be clear.
Higher performing students will use a wider range of theory. They will make judgements about the theory or use the theory to make judgements about their experiences. In the higher achieving assignments citations will be relevant, used effectively by the student to build their case and will be synthesised or integrated in some way. Technically speaking, no errors will be evident in Harvard referencing.
The theory is integrated into your account and you display some sound application. You have linked and accurately referenced relevant theory to relative aspects of the incident. However, you tend to describe rather than critically reflect on the key concepts associated with the study material and therefore, you have received a Credit.
There is evidence of your understanding of Mintzberg and Katz and your discussion displays that you have been thinking about these theories.
This criterion focuses on the quality of the student's personal reflections.
Fail standard assignments will have a stream of consciousness feel, with no references to or insight into the self.
Higher achieving assignments will identify underlying assumptions of the students, will identify strengths in the student and or preferred ways of working by the student. They will also identify the significance of these findings.