|Subject Name:||Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity|
|Assessment Title:||Assessment 1 – Individual Reflective Essay|
|Word Count:||1200 (+/- 10%)|
This individual reflective assignment requires you to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Learning Outcomes 1 and 2, covering topics between Weeks 1 and 4. Follow the instructions below:
- Complete a self-assessment on Howard Gardner’s Basic Multiple Intelligences Test and Daniel Goleman’s EQ Instrument (these will be posted or linked on MyKBS). Your responses should be completely your own.
- Contact two people who know you reasonably well (e.g. work colleagues, close friends, family members). Provide them with the link or hard-copy version of the same two survey instruments and request that they complete the survey as an assessment of you and mail their survey results to you once completed.
- Using the Johari Window model for self-awareness, critically analyse your own findings and those of your associates to reflect on what you have learned about yourself. Write a 1200-word reflective essay (+/- 10% word count) based on the assessment results you have gathered. Discuss key areas of strengths and areas for improvement. In particular, review major differences between your self-assessment and those that you received from your chosen two associates.
- In addition to an introduction and conclusion, the reflective essay should comprise three main sections:
In Part 1, critically compare your results with those of the two people who evaluated you. In your analysis, use the 4 quadrants of the Johari Window i.e. Open, Blind, Hidden, Unknown (approx. 400 words).
In Part 2, analyse your strengths and weaknesses based on your own survey results and discuss possible improvements (approx. 300 words). In Part 3, reflect on what competencies you would like to develop in order to function well as a global citizen. Provide practical examples with the assumption you work in a culturally diverse global organisation (approx. 400 words).
Your reflective essay should include:
- An academic analysis of your own experience. This should include a critical reflection on your thoughts, feelings and actions. Ensure to integrate these reflections with theoretical concepts. Reflective essay can be entirely written in the first person.
- A brief discussion of identified strengths and areas for development presenting your own results, your associates’ results, and a discussion of the patterns, similarities/differences, and trends you discover. Also, please ensure you link your discussions to appropriate theoretical concepts.
- Evidence of integration of feedback received from your associates, as well as consideration of your own past experiences and feedback from other sources you’ve received in years gone by.
- A clear conclusion reflecting how your new insights may assist you with a potential career in a culturally diverse organisation.
- A reference list.
- Appendices (attach proof of completed surveys, yours and your associates).
- This paper requires a significant amount of analysis and personal reflection. This means that you should consider the Johari Window model by breaking down its four parts and reflecting on how the various quadrants provide a deeper understanding of yourself.
- The attached marking rubrics guide the marker when awarding marks for your reflective essay. You should review your paper in line with this to ensure there is nothing you have missed.
- It is important to check your similarity in Turnitin. All sentences highlighted must be either paraphrased in your own words or put in quotes and referenced accordingly. You should be aiming for as low a similarity score as you can. Similarity highlighted in a contents page, reference list or appendices is nothing to be concerned about.
|Criteria||F (Fail)||P (Pass)||CR (Credit) 65%-74%||D (Distinction)||HD (High Distinction)||Mark|
|0%-49%||50%-64%||75% – 84%||85%-100%|
|Assessment Content (Subject specific) OUT OF 24 MARKS|
|Provided evidence of||Attached evidence of required surveys of yours as well as two other chosen associates (colleagues, friends or family). Marks will be deducted proportionally for missing||/2|
|completed surveys (of self-||surveys or partially completed surveys.|
|evaluation and two|
|Critical review of||No evaluation and reflection of||Fair evaluation and reflection of||Good evaluation and reflection||Very good critical evaluation and||Excellent critical evaluation and||/10|
|assessment of self||the differences in assessment||the differences in assessment||of the differences in assessment||reflection of the differences in||reflection of the differences in|
|integrating feedback||results (own personal||results (own personal||results (own personal||assessment results (own||assessment results (own|
|received from associates||assessment vs. feedback||assessment vs. feedback||assessment vs. feedback||personal assessment vs.||personal assessment vs.|
|received).||received)||received).||feedback received).||feedback received)|
|Theory integration||No effort to integrate concepts||Little effort to integrate concepts||Good use of the concepts and||Very good use of the||Excellent use of the concepts||/6|
|and theories in support of||and theories from in support of||theories from in support of||concepts and theories in||and theories in support of|
|discussion and reflection||discussion and reflection||discussion and reflection.||support of discussion and||discussion and reflection.|
|Reflection on insights||No reflection on insights for||Superficial reflection on insights||Good reflection on insights for||Very good reflection on insights||Very thorough reflection on||/6|
|gained for potential career||potential career in a||for potential career in a culturally||potential career in a culturally||for potential career in a culturally||insights for potential career in a|
|in a culturally diverse||culturally diverse global||diverse global organisation.||diverse global organisation.||diverse global organisation.||culturally diverse global|
|Structure Format and Presentation (Consistent across all courses) OUT OF 6 MARKS|
|Answer clearly and logically||Answer presented is not clear||Answer presented is somewhat||Answer presented is mainly||Answer presented is||Answer presented is||/1|
|presented||and logical.||clear and logical.||clear and logical.||substantially clear and logical.||exceptionally clear and logical.|
|Appropriate theory and||Answer unsatisfactorily||Answer satisfactorily||Answer partially incorporates,||Answer predominantly||Answer skilfully incorporates,||/1|
|research used to answer||incorporates, integrates and||incorporates but only minimally||integrates and applies theory||incorporates, integrates and||integrates and applies theory|
|applies theory and research.||integrates and applies theory||and research.||applies theory and research.||and research.|
|Correct academic writing||Writing quality is an inadequate||Writing quality is a reasonable||Writing quality is a good||Writing quality is a high standard||Writing quality is of an||/1|
|style used, including|
|standard with substantial errors.||standard with moderate errors.||standard with some errors.||with minimal errors.||impeccable standard with no|
|correct spelling, grammar||errors.|
|Format of answer||Format of answer poorly follows||Format of answer partially||Format of answer mainly follows||Format of answer substantially||Format of answer faultlessly||/1|
|consistent with question|
|the question requirement and||follows the question requirement||the question requirement and||follows the question requirement||follows the question requirement|
|KBS guidelines.||and KBS guidelines.||KBS guidelines.||and KBS guidelines.||and KBS guidelines.|
|In-text referencing and||Frequent errors and/or||Some errors and/or inconsistent||A few errors and/or inconsistent||Minimal errors and/or||No errors and/or inconsistent||/1|
|reference list follows|
|inconsistent application of||application of Harvard||application of Harvard||inconsistent application of||application of Harvard|
|Harvard style and||Harvard referencing||referencing conventions.||referencing conventions.||Harvard referencing||referencing conventions.|
|Word count is within + / –||Word-count is not within +/- 10%||Word-count is within +/- 10% of||Word-count is within +/- 10% of||Word-count is within +/- 10% of||Word-count is within +/- 10% of||/1|
|10% of requirement||of requirement.||requirement.||requirement.||requirement.||requirement.|
Assessment Marking Rubric