Recent Question/Assignment

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
2022
FIRST SIT
COURSE(S): BA (Hons) Business & Management Pathways / BA
(Hons) Business Studies / Franchises
MODULE TITLE: Leading Innovation & Change (CRN 12184)
FORM AND TITLE OF ASSESSMENT: Essay
LEVEL: H6
ASSESSORS: Module Leader & Module Tutors (tbc)
ESSAY QUESTION:
“Innovation & change are central to value creation.” Discuss
Submission Deadline Full Time Campus Based & Franchise Cohorts:
12:00hrs noon Friday 6th May 2022 online submission by Turnitin on Moodle
Assessment Rationale
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Learning Outcome 1 Evaluate the significance and importance of innovation and change in relation to business enterprises and notfor-profit organisations of all kinds.
Learning Outcome 2 Apply theories, tools and techniques appropriate to the management of innovation and change.
Learning Outcome 3 Manage and lead innovation and change to sustain business development.
Learning Outcome 4 Analyse the political, socio-economic and cultural factors promoting (or inhibiting) innovation and change with special reference to the role of networks (national regional and global) and National Innovation Systems (NIS).
The module will be assessed through a 1 component assessment essay. The essay will carry 100% of the assessment marks. The assessment will cover Learning Outcomes 1,2,3&4.
Answer Guide
The question is designed to assess the candidates’ breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the module learning outcomes. It provides candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the module theory and their ability to contextualise this within the prescribed parameters of the set question.
The question focuses on people and their role, responsibilities, impact etc. on innovation and change. It invites a discussion around the contribution and potential contribution made by people to innovation and change. A strong appreciation of complexities within the set context is expected. It further invites consideration and discussion of the wider interpretation of ‘people’ within the set context both from an internal and external perspective.
As such the question provides scope for candidates to clearly demonstrate their knowledge and understanding across the full set of learning outcomes. The question requires candidates to find and express their academic voices through the construction, delivery and support of their arguments. Weak answers will remain superficial, under-developed and descriptive. Stronger answers will demonstrate greater levels and degrees of depth, breadth, complexity and sophistication of knowledge and understanding.
Assessment Criteria
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Course Title(s): BA (Hons) Business & Management Pathways / BA (Hons) Business Studies / Franchises
Module Title: Leading Innovation & Change Level: H6
Assessment Title: “Innovation & change are central to value creation.” Discuss
Weighting: 100% (Essay)
Criteria and Weighting 100-70 69-60 59-50 49-40 39-30 Less than 29
Knowledge of relevant module theory (10%) Level of knowledge demonstrated is exemplary.
Critical, analytical and reflective throughout. Very good level of knowledge demonstrated. Discussion contains critical analysis and reflection. A reasonable to good level of knowledge demonstrated. Predominantly descriptive. Basic (narrow / limited) relevant knowledge demonstrated. To pass this knowledge must be linked to set question. Highly descriptive. Insufficient knowledge of relevant theory. Little to no knowledge of relevant theory.
Understanding of relevant module theory
(40%) Level of understanding is exemplary.
Critical, analytical and reflective throughout. Very good level of understanding demonstrated. Discussion contains critical analysis and reflection. A reasonable to good level of understanding demonstrated. Predominantly descriptive. Basic (narrow / limited) relevant understanding demonstrated. To pass this understanding must be linked to set question. Highly descriptive. Insufficient understanding of relevant theory. Little to no understanding of relevant theory.
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Criteria and Weighting 100-70 69-60 59-50 49-40 39-30 Less than 29
Construction of thesis
statement, presentation, development of relevant arguments. Extent to which full extent of set question has been addressed. (50%) Exemplary argument construction, presentation and development. All levels of the question (explicit and implicit) addressed in
detail. Critical, analytical and reflective throughout. Very good level of argument construction, presentation, development. Most levels of the question (explicit and implicit) addresses. Discussion contains critical analysis and reflection. A reasonable to
good level of argument construction, presentation, development. Predominantly descriptive. Basic (underdeveloped) weak
structure. Little to no development of arguments. To pass content must be relevant and relate to the set question. Insufficient construction, presentation and development of arguments. Fails of address set question. Little to no attempt to address set question.
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