Module: Managing in the Knowledge Economy Module Code: BHO0256 ASSESSMENT BRIEF: Assignment 2

Module: Managing in the Knowledge Economy                                 Module Code: BHO0256

 

ASSESSMENT BRIEF: Assignment 2

 

Task: Critically reflect on how your understanding of knowledge management and related concepts has changed since you started this module.

 

In your answer you should cover:

  • The nature of knowledge and how it is conceptualised, and the practical significance this has for its management within organisations
  • Your understanding of the key concepts and practices of knowledge management and their relevance in different situations
  • Your understanding of the role and principles of learning in individual and group contexts
  • The appropriateness of knowledge management and learning practices for individuals and organisations

 

Further details

 

The essay you produce should be well written and supported by appropriate argument and evidence. The answer should be clearly structured. Before starting you will need to familiarise yourself with the topic. The teaching material, set text, and reading list are helpful sources. Summon and Google Scholar should also be used to find relevant articles from appropriate journals. Please ensure that your essay is properly referenced.

 

The University standard referencing system is APA 6th style. The link below is to the library guidance on referencing and it is recommended you use these resources to ensure your references are in the correct format. http://www.hud.ac.uk/library/finding-info/informationskills/evaluation/referencing/

It is essential that you reference all material that you use within your written assignment whether it is a direct quote, or you have used the source to support your discussion. Referencing correctly will avoid plagiarism, which has serious penalties. Referencing correctly demonstrates that you have read widely to support your work. Your essay should be based on researched academic material that requires referencing. It is also expected that your essay is heavily informed by elements from the topics that we have discussed in this module.

 

Key dates

Deadline: 26/04/2021, 3pm

Word count: 2000 words excluding title page, table of contents, tables, figures, graphs, references, and appendices.

Submission: Via Turnitin

Tutor referral: Yes

Weighting: 60%

Feedback: by 15/05/2021.

Anonymous marking: No

 

Formative support will be provided during class time

 

Assessment Criteria

The following Generic Assessment Criteria will be used

  Unacceptable

Work at this level

-does not address the task set or represents a wholly inadequate attempt

-requires a complete re-write

Unsatisfactory (Refer if required)

Work at this level will demonstrate

-an incomplete answer

-insufficient depth of understanding

-some serious errors and/or major omissions

-a potentially recoverable piece of work

Pass

Work at this level will demonstrate

-limited use of module material

-a basic level of understanding

-a simply descriptive approach

-some errors and omissions

Fair

Work at this level will demonstrate

-generally good use of some of the module material

-reasonable and coherent description of theory

-limited analysis and evaluation

-no major errors

Good

Work at this level will demonstrate

-good use of module material

-ability to compare and contrast material from a variety of relevant sources

-analytical ability underpinning logical argument

-well-structured, clear and consistent presentation, although there may be a few errors

Very Good

Work at this level will demonstrate

-accomplished discussion and application of theory

-clear ability to compare and contrast material from a wide variety of relevant sources

-some synthesis based on critical analysis

-well-structured, clear and coherent presentation, although there may be a few minor errors

Excellent

Work at this level will demonstrate

-a mastery of complex knowledge and ideas

– originality and insight derived from a mature depth of understanding of material that goes well beyond that provided in the module

– creative synthesis arising from critical analysis and evaluation of relevant information

– presentation that is clear, coherent and error free

Outstanding

Work at this level will demonstrate

-a mastery of complex knowledge and ideas

– originality and insight derived from a mature depth of understanding of material that goes well beyond that provided in the module

– creative synthesis arising from critical analysis and evaluation of relevant information

– presentation that is clear, coherent and error free

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Knowledge of Theory, Concepts and Methods Does not address any relevant theories, concepts or methods Mentions some terminology relating to  relevant theories, concepts or methods Mentions some terminology relating to  relevant theories, concepts or methods wholly inadequate attempt at use or explanation Mentions some terminology relating to  relevant theories, concepts or methods inadequate attempt at use or explanation Relevant theory, concepts and models used or explained but some aspects may have been missed or misconstrued Most relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained in an appropriate and straight forward manner with some assumptions and implications recognised Appropriate selection of relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained insightfully with assumptions, implications and contextualisation recognised Appropriate selection of relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained insightfully with wide range of assumptions and implications recognised with highly appropriate contextualisation demonstrating excellent understanding Appropriate selection of relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained innovatively with full range of assumptions and implications recognised with highly appropriate contextualisation demonstrating excellent understanding of complex material Appropriate selection of relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained innovatively with full range of assumptions and implications recognised with highly appropriate contextualisation demonstrating exceptional understanding of complex material
Use of Evidence: Analysis & Evaluation Does not analyse or any analysis is irrelevant Does not analyse or any analysis is irrelevant Does not analyse but basic concepts are understood Does not analyse but the potential for analysis is evident. Shows potential to develop arguments. Demonstrates limited analysis with some development of argument and related evaluation (if applicable) Demonstrates good ability to analyse and evaluate (if applicable) with arguments developed coherently Demonstrates very good ability to analyse a range of topics/issues critically. Evaluation is well supported (if applicable). Arguments are well structured  and logical. Demonstrates excellent ability to analyse a range of topics/issues critically and demonstrates ability to question ‘received opinion’. Evaluation is well supported and provides convincing conclusions (if applicable). Arguments are well structured, complex and logical. Demonstrates excellent ability to analyse a range of topics/issues critically and demonstrates ability to question ‘received opinion’. Evaluation is well supported and provides convincing conclusions (if applicable). Arguments are complex, lucid and persuasive. Demonstrates outstanding ability to analyse a range of topics/issues critically and demonstrates ability to question ‘received opinion’. Evaluation is well supported and provides convincing conclusions (if applicable). Exceptionally complex, lucid and persuasive arguments.
Clarity of Written Expression Incoherent and incomprehensible throughout Largely incomprehensible Generally comprehensible but language errors generally impede understanding and flow of reading Language errors often impede understanding and flow of reading The meaning is clear but contains language errors Generally fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling Consistently fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling Consistently fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling employing appropriate genre Consistently fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling employing appropriate genre and excellent expression Consistently fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling employing appropriate genre and exceptional expression
Reflection No attempt at reflection

 

Some evidence of an attempt at reflection but does not constitute reflection. A wholly inadequate level of reflection. There is no link between self and relevant theories, models, concepts, and/or strategies. Viewpoints and interpretations are missing, inappropriate, and/or unsupported. Irrelevant exemplification. A level of reflection which does not meet minimum expectations. Insufficient linking between self and relevant theories, models, concepts, and/or strategies. Viewpoints and interpretations are insufficiently supported or supported with flawed arguments. Irrelevant exemplification. An adequate level of reflection. There is evidence of relevant linking between self and theories, models, concepts, and/or strategies. Viewpoints and interpretations are generally supported. Some relevant examples, when applicable, are provided. A fair level of reflection. There are some of instances where relevant links have been made between self and relevant theories, models, concepts, and/or strategies. Viewpoints and interpretations are supported.  Appropriate examples are provided, as applicable A good level of reflection. There are a number of instances where relevant links have been made between self and relevant theories, models, concepts, and/or strategies.

Evidence of analysis through questioning and challenging of assumptions leading to transformation of personal insight.

Well supported by clear, detailed examples as applicable.

A very good level of reflection. There are many instances where relevant links have been made between self and theories, models, concepts, and/or strategies.

Extensive evidence of analysis through questioning and challenging of assumptions leading to transformation of personal insight.

Well supported by clear, detailed examples as applicable.

An excellent reflection. Contains a wide range of instances where relevant links have been made between self and theories, models, concepts, and/or strategies.

Extensive evidence of analysis through questioning and challenging of assumptions leading to transformation of personal insight.

Well supported by clear, detailed examples as applicable.

An outstanding reflection. Contains a wide range of instances where relevant links have been made between self and theories, models, concepts, and/or strategies.

Extensive evidence of analysis through questioning and challenging of assumptions leading to transformation of personal insight.

Well supported by clear, detailed examples as applicable

Originality No evidence of any attempt at independent thinking Any attempt at independent thinking is irrelevant Any attempt at independent thinking is generally irrelevant Insufficient evidence of independent thinking and development of own ideas Limited evidence of independent thinking and development of own ideas Some evidence of independent thinking and development of own ideas General evidence of independent thinking and development of own ideas High level of evidence of independent thinking and development of own ideas Strong evidence of independent thinking and development of own ideas Outstanding evidence of independent thinking and development of own ideas
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