Assessment 1 Individual Post Enrolment Language Assessment

1. Assessment 1 Individual Post Enrolment Language Assessment
The PELA (Post Enrolment Language Assessment) is a diagnostic writing test that involves the following:
l A timed written task completed by ‘new to course’ students in the first 2 weeks of study.
l An effective way to evaluate English language proficiency and provide targeted support.
l Embedded in significant units in all undergraduate and some post graduate courses across all
faculties.
l Integral part of Curtin’s commitment to supporting the English language development of all
students and meeting its compliance requirements for external accreditation bodies.
The PELA writing task for this unit requires you to read two short texts before writing a short academic
essay of between 250 and 300 words. You should use evidence from these texts as you write. You will be
given 45 minutes to complete the writing task. The PELA test will be given in your class in Week 1.
You will be given individualised feedback on your writing by Week 3 and some information about the
dates and times for Advanced SUCCESS (the free academic writing and reading workshops designed to
support post graduate writers at CBS) if you require it. The results of this test do not count towards your
final mark in this unit. However, students who score 5 and less out of 10 in this test will be required to
complete the SUCCESS for CBS modules.
2. Assessment 2 Team Workshop Facilitation and Presentation – Worth: 30%

This is a team-based assignment that helps you develop a variety of skills, such as analytical and multi-
perspective thinking on-the-go, interpersonal communication, and effective goal-oriented teamwork.

Student teams (of diverse backgrounds) will be formed in the first class of the unit. They will then choose
a case study and start working on it to be ready for a facilitated workshop delivered in class at a selected
date during the semester.
Student groups are to choose ANY case application interspersed throughout each chapter of the
textbook (in grey/coloured shading in each chapter of the text by Steers, Nardon and Sanchez-Runde,
2013). The final choice of cases should be completed by week three of the semester/trimester and cases
should be consulted with the lecturer to avoid duplicates. The cases illustrate how the theories learnt in
each chapter apply in real life situations. To respond to discussion questions that accompany the cases
requires student groups to analyse critically the decisions made by global managers and to think about
how to improve them. In addition to the discussion questions accompanying a case application, students
are to include an ethical dimension of the ‘story’ in the case under study; that is, “Is/are there any ethical
implication/s? If so, what is it/are they?
As the title “facilitated workshop” suggests, this should not be merely a class presentation but rather an
engaging exercise in interaction with other students. The suggested format is for members of a group (1)
to clearly introduce the case of their choice, the related objective and questions they want to discuss and
the relevant theoretical frameworks (up to 15 minutes); (2) to sit individually with other groups and
facilitate the discussion while taking short notes (25 minutes); (3) to meet again as a team and brief each
other regarding their experiences with the facilitations that have occurred in each group (up to 10
minutes); this time could also be used to type the conclusions into the final slide of the presentation; (4)
to present the findings/responses to the case questions back to the class (up to 10 minutes). The final
updated slides should be submitted to Turnitin on Blackboard right after the workshop (see submission
instructions). The allocated times may vary depending on class size.
It is expected that student groups will use a combination of presentation slides and other communication
aids to enhance the facilitations. Please provide the lecturer with a hard copy of your presentation slides
containing presenters’ names and student IDs. These should be submitted to the lecturer at the start of
class. Please be advised that hard copy submission to the lecturer during class DOES NOT count as
formal submission. See more on submission below.

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Submission: The presentation slides must be formally submitted online via Turnitin on Blackboard
shortly after but no longer than one hour after the facilitated workshop is completed; hard copies or
email attachemnts will not be accepted. Only one student from the facilitating team is to submit the
presentation slides. The submission formally counts as completed by all students from the team who
participated in the project. As this is a team assignment, one mark will be awarded for all team members.
It is your responsibility to submit the correct version of your assignment to the relevant submission link
before the due date. More than one submission of your assignment is possible before the due date. Be
aware that any last submission replaces previously submitted copies and it will count as your final
submission. Please do not wait till the last day of your due date for submissions if you wish to receive a
similarity report from Turnitin as this may take up to 24 hours and even more when servers are busy.
Team feedback will be provided via rubrics and comments in the relevant submission section in
Blackboard. A brief general oral feedback will also be provided after presentation.
3. Assessment 3 Individual Critical Case Study (video) – Worth: 30%
This individual assignment boosts your ability to understand cultural environment, to conduct
investigative quality research and to use video technology to enhance your communication skills.
Understanding the cultural environment is one of the most important competencies of successful global
managers and leaders. In this assignment you will deepen your cultural understanding abilities through
engagement with qualitative research. This process involves the following four steps: (1) review of
relevant theories; (2) data collection (interview); (3) analysis and (4) production of new knowledge (in
video format).
1. Familiarise yourself with the relevant theories of culture and models of cultural dimension (e.g. Chapter
3 in your textbook by Steers, Nardon and Sanchez-Runde, 2013). Use this knowledge to design a set of
interview questions. As a guide, you can structure your interview around (1) the five cultural dimensions
discussed in your textbook (Ch.3, Steers et al. 2013) and/or (2) Hofstede’s National Culture dimensions
(https://geert-hofstede.com/national-culture.html) and/or the World Values Survey
(http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org). It is your task to design open descriptive questions (not direct
questions asking for specific dimensions).
2. Interview a person from a culture other than yours. This could be a classmate or someone you met
recently. The interview should focus on any international experience your interviewee may have had (e.g.
the place they used to live in or a place they have visited).
The interview should take around 30 minutes. You are allowed to take notes only (no audio or video
recording is permitted to protect confidentiality and anonymity). The interview is anonymous (you
don’t disclose your interviewee’s identity during the presentation). Ways to protect a person’s anonymity
can be discussed with the lecturer closer to the date.
Active listening and awareness of own cultural biases and stereotypes are essential to successful
interviewing. These skills will influence the quality of your results. You will learn about and put these skills
into practice in your seminars.
3. Once your interview is done you can start analysing your data. The analysis portion of the assignment
calls for your thoughts on what you learned during the interview and how you applied the relevant
theories and models to the interview contents.
4. The short video you will produce must focus exclusively on your analysis of the interview where you
record yourself presenting your findings to the camera (this should NOT be a video of you interviewing
your subject!). This short video presentation should last no longer than 5 minutes. The video could be
recorded with your mobile phone camera, for instance. You may add images, charts and other figures to
help you communicate the content. The basic video recording, editing and submission procedures will be
discussed in class before the due date. The quality of the video should be good enough to be clearly seen

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and heard, but your video-making abilities will not be marked. The video should be recorded in mp4
format in a small file size.
Submission: DO NOT UPLOAD the video-file directly to the assignment section in Blackboard. Students
are required to upload the video file to Echo360, the University’s video submission system, or
alternatively to a private password-protected video account, such as Vimeo. Please read very carefully the
video-uploading instructions available in your video assignment section on Blackboard. Do not leave the
uploading to the last day as video uploads may take up to several hours when servers are busy.
Once your video has been uploaded, you are ready to submit a text/link through the relevant
Blackboard assignment submission section. If you uploaded your video via Echo 360, you must write
down the name of your file, the date of your submission and ideally submit a screenshot confirming that
upload has been successful. If you uploaded via Vimeo, you must paste a link to your video (and a
password to access it if the video is password- protected).
Individual feedback will be provided via rubrics and comments in the relevant submission section in
Blackboard.
Selected videos will be played and discussed in class commencing in week ten.
4. Assessment 4 Individual Reflective Learning Journal – Worth: 40%
In this individually written assignment you will apply discipline knowledge and critical analytical thinking
(practiced in classes during the course of the unit) to deepen your understanding of the global
managerial skills needed in a specific cultural context. You will also have a chance to put your research
and written communication skills into practice and to test the ethics of your academic integrity.
You are required to choose ONE article from quality press sources (online versions or hard copies of
newspapers and magazines, crucially NOT academic journals) not older than two years and conduct an
original analysis of the article using the Global Management Model by Steers, Nardon, Sanchez-Runde
(2013). Students are encouraged to select media articles relating to Indigenous people in the context of
the relevant cultural and ethical managerial questions discussed in seminars.
When you submit your assignment to Turnitin, you will also have to include a copy of the article you
have analysed (this could be inserted as a digital copy/screenshot attached to the assignment).
This assessment requires you to produce a well-written and well-researched critical analytical piece
supported by a minimum of 12 references from scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources other than your
textbooks. It is vital in this (and any other) assignment to produce an original and well-referenced text
that strictly complies with Curtin’s guidelines on Academic Integrity
(https://oasis.curtin.edu.au/ConductAtCurtin/AcademicIntegrity). Please be aware that serious penalties
(including failed assignment) apply for cases of plagiarism and cheating. You may find the university

resources on essay writing skills useful for this assignment (http://life.curtin.edu.au/learning-
support/writing-skills.htm).

The expected length of this assignment is 2500 words excluding references and with 4% (100 words) of
acceptable leeway. You are required to use 12-point font, 1.5 line spacing, even left and right margin
adjustment, clear essay structure and a consistent referencing style. The assignment should answer (but
not be limited to) the following four questions:
• What do you see as challenges for a global manager?
• Discuss the area(s) (cultural, organisational or situational environments) a global manager needs to
develop a good understanding of.
• Discuss the global management skills that need to be developed in order for a manager to be
effective and successful.

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• What are the ethical implications in this case?
To be able to tackle the questions above, students are allowed and expected to make substantiated
projections and assumptions, based on the contents of the article.
Submission: This assessment (including the media article used for your learning journal) must be
submitted online via Turnitin on Blackboard; hard copies or email attachments will not be accepted.
It is your responsibility to submit the correct version of your assignment to the relevant submission link
before the due date. More than one submission of your assignment is possible before the due date. Be
aware that any last submission replaces previously submitted copies and it will count as your final
submission. Please do not wait till the last day of your due date for submissions if you wish to receive a
similarity report from Turnitin as this may take up to 24 hours and even more when servers are busy.
Individual feedback will be provided inside the submitted assignment in TurnitIn and via rubrics and
comments in the relevant submission section in Blackboard.
Pass requirements
Students must obtain an overall mark of 50/100 (50%) and attempt all assessments to pass this unit.
Fair assessment through moderation
Moderation describes a quality assurance process to ensure that assessments are appropriate to the learning
outcomes, and that students work is evaluated consistently by assessors. Minimum standards for the moderation of
assessments are described in the Assessment and Student Progression Manual, available from
policies.curtin.edu.au/findapolicy/

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1. Assessment 1 Individual Post Enrolment Language Assessment
The PELA (Post Enrolment Language Assessment) is a diagnostic writing test that involves the following:
l A timed written task completed by ‘new to course’ students in the first 2 weeks of study.
l An effective way to evaluate English language proficiency and provide targeted support.
l Embedded in significant units in all undergraduate and some post graduate courses across all
faculties.
l Integral part of Curtin’s commitment to supporting the English language development of all
students and meeting its compliance requirements for external accreditation bodies.
The PELA writing task for this unit requires you to read two short texts before writing a short academic
essay of between 250 and 300 words. You should use evidence from these texts as you write. You will be
given 45 minutes to complete the writing task. The PELA test will be given in your class in Week 1.
You will be given individualised feedback on your writing by Week 3 and some information about the
dates and times for Advanced SUCCESS (the free academic writing and reading workshops designed to
support post graduate writers at CBS) if you require it. The results of this test do not count towards your
final mark in this unit. However, students who score 5 and less out of 10 in this test will be required to
complete the SUCCESS for CBS modules.
2. Assessment 2 Team Workshop Facilitation and Presentation – Worth: 30%

This is a team-based assignment that helps you develop a variety of skills, such as analytical and multi-
perspective thinking on-the-go, interpersonal communication, and effective goal-oriented teamwork.

Student teams (of diverse backgrounds) will be formed in the first class of the unit. They will then choose
a case study and start working on it to be ready for a facilitated workshop delivered in class at a selected
date during the semester.
Student groups are to choose ANY case application interspersed throughout each chapter of the
textbook (in grey/coloured shading in each chapter of the text by Steers, Nardon and Sanchez-Runde,
2013). The final choice of cases should be completed by week three of the semester/trimester and cases
should be consulted with the lecturer to avoid duplicates. The cases illustrate how the theories learnt in
each chapter apply in real life situations. To respond to discussion questions that accompany the cases
requires student groups to analyse critically the decisions made by global managers and to think about
how to improve them. In addition to the discussion questions accompanying a case application, students
are to include an ethical dimension of the ‘story’ in the case under study; that is, “Is/are there any ethical
implication/s? If so, what is it/are they?
As the title “facilitated workshop” suggests, this should not be merely a class presentation but rather an
engaging exercise in interaction with other students. The suggested format is for members of a group (1)
to clearly introduce the case of their choice, the related objective and questions they want to discuss and
the relevant theoretical frameworks (up to 15 minutes); (2) to sit individually with other groups and
facilitate the discussion while taking short notes (25 minutes); (3) to meet again as a team and brief each
other regarding their experiences with the facilitations that have occurred in each group (up to 10
minutes); this time could also be used to type the conclusions into the final slide of the presentation; (4)
to present the findings/responses to the case questions back to the class (up to 10 minutes). The final
updated slides should be submitted to Turnitin on Blackboard right after the workshop (see submission
instructions). The allocated times may vary depending on class size.
It is expected that student groups will use a combination of presentation slides and other communication
aids to enhance the facilitations. Please provide the lecturer with a hard copy of your presentation slides
containing presenters’ names and student IDs. These should be submitted to the lecturer at the start of
class. Please be advised that hard copy submission to the lecturer during class DOES NOT count as
formal submission. See more on submission below.

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Submission: The presentation slides must be formally submitted online via Turnitin on Blackboard
shortly after but no longer than one hour after the facilitated workshop is completed; hard copies or
email attachemnts will not be accepted. Only one student from the facilitating team is to submit the
presentation slides. The submission formally counts as completed by all students from the team who
participated in the project. As this is a team assignment, one mark will be awarded for all team members.
It is your responsibility to submit the correct version of your assignment to the relevant submission link
before the due date. More than one submission of your assignment is possible before the due date. Be
aware that any last submission replaces previously submitted copies and it will count as your final
submission. Please do not wait till the last day of your due date for submissions if you wish to receive a
similarity report from Turnitin as this may take up to 24 hours and even more when servers are busy.
Team feedback will be provided via rubrics and comments in the relevant submission section in
Blackboard. A brief general oral feedback will also be provided after presentation.
3. Assessment 3 Individual Critical Case Study (video) – Worth: 30%
This individual assignment boosts your ability to understand cultural environment, to conduct
investigative quality research and to use video technology to enhance your communication skills.
Understanding the cultural environment is one of the most important competencies of successful global
managers and leaders. In this assignment you will deepen your cultural understanding abilities through
engagement with qualitative research. This process involves the following four steps: (1) review of
relevant theories; (2) data collection (interview); (3) analysis and (4) production of new knowledge (in
video format).
1. Familiarise yourself with the relevant theories of culture and models of cultural dimension (e.g. Chapter
3 in your textbook by Steers, Nardon and Sanchez-Runde, 2013). Use this knowledge to design a set of
interview questions. As a guide, you can structure your interview around (1) the five cultural dimensions
discussed in your textbook (Ch.3, Steers et al. 2013) and/or (2) Hofstede’s National Culture dimensions
(https://geert-hofstede.com/national-culture.html) and/or the World Values Survey
(http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org). It is your task to design open descriptive questions (not direct
questions asking for specific dimensions).
2. Interview a person from a culture other than yours. This could be a classmate or someone you met
recently. The interview should focus on any international experience your interviewee may have had (e.g.
the place they used to live in or a place they have visited).
The interview should take around 30 minutes. You are allowed to take notes only (no audio or video
recording is permitted to protect confidentiality and anonymity). The interview is anonymous (you
don’t disclose your interviewee’s identity during the presentation). Ways to protect a person’s anonymity
can be discussed with the lecturer closer to the date.
Active listening and awareness of own cultural biases and stereotypes are essential to successful
interviewing. These skills will influence the quality of your results. You will learn about and put these skills
into practice in your seminars.
3. Once your interview is done you can start analysing your data. The analysis portion of the assignment
calls for your thoughts on what you learned during the interview and how you applied the relevant
theories and models to the interview contents.
4. The short video you will produce must focus exclusively on your analysis of the interview where you
record yourself presenting your findings to the camera (this should NOT be a video of you interviewing
your subject!). This short video presentation should last no longer than 5 minutes. The video could be
recorded with your mobile phone camera, for instance. You may add images, charts and other figures to
help you communicate the content. The basic video recording, editing and submission procedures will be
discussed in class before the due date. The quality of the video should be good enough to be clearly seen

 

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and heard, but your video-making abilities will not be marked. The video should be recorded in mp4
format in a small file size.
Submission: DO NOT UPLOAD the video-file directly to the assignment section in Blackboard. Students
are required to upload the video file to Echo360, the University’s video submission system, or
alternatively to a private password-protected video account, such as Vimeo. Please read very carefully the
video-uploading instructions available in your video assignment section on Blackboard. Do not leave the
uploading to the last day as video uploads may take up to several hours when servers are busy.
Once your video has been uploaded, you are ready to submit a text/link through the relevant
Blackboard assignment submission section. If you uploaded your video via Echo 360, you must write
down the name of your file, the date of your submission and ideally submit a screenshot confirming that
upload has been successful. If you uploaded via Vimeo, you must paste a link to your video (and a
password to access it if the video is password- protected).
Individual feedback will be provided via rubrics and comments in the relevant submission section in
Blackboard.
Selected videos will be played and discussed in class commencing in week ten.
4. Assessment 4 Individual Reflective Learning Journal – Worth: 40%
In this individually written assignment you will apply discipline knowledge and critical analytical thinking
(practiced in classes during the course of the unit) to deepen your understanding of the global
managerial skills needed in a specific cultural context. You will also have a chance to put your research
and written communication skills into practice and to test the ethics of your academic integrity.
You are required to choose ONE article from quality press sources (online versions or hard copies of
newspapers and magazines, crucially NOT academic journals) not older than two years and conduct an
original analysis of the article using the Global Management Model by Steers, Nardon, Sanchez-Runde
(2013). Students are encouraged to select media articles relating to Indigenous people in the context of
the relevant cultural and ethical managerial questions discussed in seminars.
When you submit your assignment to Turnitin, you will also have to include a copy of the article you
have analysed (this could be inserted as a digital copy/screenshot attached to the assignment).
This assessment requires you to produce a well-written and well-researched critical analytical piece
supported by a minimum of 12 references from scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources other than your
textbooks. It is vital in this (and any other) assignment to produce an original and well-referenced text
that strictly complies with Curtin’s guidelines on Academic Integrity
(https://oasis.curtin.edu.au/ConductAtCurtin/AcademicIntegrity). Please be aware that serious penalties
(including failed assignment) apply for cases of plagiarism and cheating. You may find the university

resources on essay writing skills useful for this assignment (http://life.curtin.edu.au/learning-
support/writing-skills.htm).

The expected length of this assignment is 2500 words excluding references and with 4% (100 words) of
acceptable leeway. You are required to use 12-point font, 1.5 line spacing, even left and right margin
adjustment, clear essay structure and a consistent referencing style. The assignment should answer (but
not be limited to) the following four questions:
• What do you see as challenges for a global manager?
• Discuss the area(s) (cultural, organisational or situational environments) a global manager needs to
develop a good understanding of.
• Discuss the global management skills that need to be developed in order for a manager to be
effective and successful.

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• What are the ethical implications in this case?
To be able to tackle the questions above, students are allowed and expected to make substantiated
projections and assumptions, based on the contents of the article.
Submission: This assessment (including the media article used for your learning journal) must be
submitted online via Turnitin on Blackboard; hard copies or email attachments will not be accepted.
It is your responsibility to submit the correct version of your assignment to the relevant submission link
before the due date. More than one submission of your assignment is possible before the due date. Be
aware that any last submission replaces previously submitted copies and it will count as your final
submission. Please do not wait till the last day of your due date for submissions if you wish to receive a
similarity report from Turnitin as this may take up to 24 hours and even more when servers are busy.
Individual feedback will be provided inside the submitted assignment in TurnitIn and via rubrics and
comments in the relevant submission section in Blackboard.
Pass requirements
Students must obtain an overall mark of 50/100 (50%) and attempt all assessments to pass this unit.
Fair assessment through moderation
Moderation describes a quality assurance process to ensure that assessments are appropriate to the learning
outcomes, and that students work is evaluated consistently by assessors. Minimum standards for the moderation of
assessments are described in the Assessment and Student Progression Manual, available from
policies.curtin.edu.au/findapolicy/