* A total of 30% of your marks for this course is a group mark. Where teams are
satisfied that all members contributed well to the group project deliverables (Assessments 2 and 3), the team mark will be the same for all members. However, if team members believe there has been a significant discrepancy in contribution to the group project, then the peer-assessment process will be used so that the Lecturer-in-Charge can assess whether some adjustment to individual marks is warranted.
** The word limit for the Final Project Report is determined by the number of people in your group: if there are three people, then the report should be 3,000 words; if four people the report should be 4,000 words.
Assessment Task 1: Project Scope Report (Individual task: 20%)
During the first workshop students will be allocated to a group and receive their respective Social Entrepreneurship Project Brief. Students will then engage with the Social Enterprise to scope and clarify project deliverables.
In order to assist you in contributing effectively to your group’s project deliverables (Assessment tasks 2 and 3), this individual assessment task requires you to:
• Examine your group’s project brief to ensure you understand what project deliverables are expected (seek clarification where required);
• Reflect on the business knowledge and skills you have thus far learned (both in your MCom and this course, including theory, models, tools etc.) as well as conduct additional research related to the project deliverables, with the aim of identifying relevant knowledge and skills for your group project deliverables;
• Write a 1,000 word report that scopes:
o the nature and purpose of the project
o relevant knowledge and skills, indicating how they will assist in developing your group’s project deliverables
o an implementation outline, including timeline, required resources and any identified risks
[A table designed to capture the alignment of relevant material and project time line might be used and located at the front of your scoping document. Such a table will not be included in the 1,000 word length].
• The report must be referenced correctly and provide a Reference List (Harvard referencing style)
It is intended that students’ individual scoping reports will provide a rich source of material to assist teams more quickly determine how to proceed with their group project deliverables (Assessments 2 and 3).
Assessment Task 2: Project Presentation (Group task: 5%; Individual task: 20%)
In their team, students will design a 10 minute project presentation for the social entrepreneur client, communicating the key aspects of the project (share their approach, reasoning and project status) in an effort to receive feedback for the Final Project Report. The group presentation is worth 5% of the final mark.
The project presentation will be delivered in Week 8 and should include all team members and provide:
• A brief statement about the project and its purpose (to provide a context for the presentation)
• A brief overview of the approach taken and why
• A summary of work progressed thus far and anticipated outcomes in regard to the project deliverables including challenges and risks
Immediately following the group presentation, each student will be asked to individually answer questions regarding content discussed in the presentation. The individual Q&A responses is worth 20% of the final mark.
Receiving clear feedback from the social entrepreneur client, which will be invaluable for the final report (Assessment 3) will be dependent upon the quality of the presentation and responses to Q&A.
Assessment Task 3: Final Project Report (Group task: 25%)
Following the feedback received during their presentation, each team will submit a report based upon the project undertaken. Specifically, students will submit a copy of their group’s client report (or other project output as agreed by the client and project team), which was delivered to the client at completion of the Practicum.
Assessment Task 4: Critical Review and Reflection (Individual task: 30%)
Drawing of the knowledge and skills learned throughout the course and the practical experience gained through working on their group project, students will write a 2,000 word critical review and reflection on the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship, and the knowledge, skills and competencies they have developed throughout the semester. This review and reflection should include, but not be limited to a critical evaluation and synthesis of:
• Social entrepreneurship
• Application of the theory to the social entrepreneurship project and engagement with social entrepreneurs throughout the course
• What key knowledge and skills (competencies) the student developed and the process by which these were obtained
The marking criteria for all assessment tasks is located on Moodle under the toggle entitled 'Assessment'.