BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations
Assessment Reflective Journal 1: Emotional Intelligence
Length 600 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 2.2 (week 4)
Total Marks 100 marks
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 aims to develop your awareness and reflective learning ability while also assessing your understanding of the topics covered in modules 1 and 2.
Reflective writing ordinarily occurs in the first person (and you can do so here) and works best when you think deeply about a topic and look at both the positives as well as opportunities to improve in a situation. Examples within the context of this assessment might be:
• I found taking the Emotional Intelligence self-assessment challenging/interesting/useful/ a new experience because…
• Mayer and Salovey (1997) emphasise the importance of perceiving, accessing and generating emotions to develop emotional intelligence, which is not something I have thought about much previously…
• I agreed/disagreed with the first result because…
Please also visit the Academic Skills blackboard page for an overview of reflective writing in higher education: https://laureate-
Complete the Emotional Intelligence self-assessment prescribed in module 2 of the subject. Compose your reflective journal entry addressing the three questions below.
Include a screenshot of your emotional intelligence test results from the test website in your paper.
Identify theoretical concepts reviewed in modules 1 and 2 that support your reflection. Include at least two academic references to sources in the module 1 and 2 learning resources for this subject that present the theoretical concepts identified, to support your ideas.
Follow the APA 6th edition style of referencing to cite your academic resources and provide your reference list.
1. To what extent do you agree with the results of the self-assessment?
2. What have you learned about yourself from the results of this self-assessment?
3. How might you use the insight from this self-assessment to improve your professional practice?
Submit your Reflective Journal 1: Emotional intelligence 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.
Learning Rubric: Assessment 1- Reflective Journal 1: Emotional Intelligence
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable)
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75 -84% High Distinction
Emotional intelligence Reflection and
linkage to theory
40% Journal entry demonstrat limited attempt to reflect the results of the emotion intelligence self-assessme with no/limited attempt t apply theoretical concept support ideas.
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o s to Journal entry demonstrates a basic attempt to reflect on the results of the emotional intelligence self-assessment, with a basic attempt to apply theoretical concepts to support ideas.
Journal entry adequately reflects on the results of the emotional intelligence self-assessment, with a critical application of theoretical concepts to support ideas.
Journal entry thoroughly reflects on the results of the emotional intelligence selfassessment, with a critical and in-depth application of theoretical concepts to support ideas.
Journal entry expertly reflects on the results of the emotional intelligence self-assessment, with an in-depth, critical and meticulous application of theoretical concepts to support ideas.
30% Journal entry demonstrat no/limited attempt to link acquired knowledge to future professional practi es
ce. Journal entry demonstrates an attempt to reflect on the application of acquired knowledge to future professional practice. Journal entry adequately reflects on the application of acquired knowledge to future professional practice. Journal entry thoroughly reflects on the application of acquired knowledge to future professional practice. Journal entry expertly reflects on the application of acquired knowledge to future professional practice.
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
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; uses APA 6th Shows good evidence of attempts to source information.
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, however may contain minor 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
Includes in-text citations and references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing no errors.
style, however may contain some citation or referencing errors.
citation or referencing errors.