To be filled out and submitted with assessment responses¨   I declare that this task is all my own work and I have not cheated or plagiarised the work or colluded with any other student(s).¨   I understand that if I If I am found to have plagiarised, cheated or colluded, action will be taken against me according to the process explained to me.

Assessment Task 1 Cover Sheet

 

Student Declaration

To be filled out and submitted with assessment responses
 
¨   I declare that this task is all my own work and I have not cheated or plagiarised the work or colluded with any other student(s).
¨   I understand that if I If I am found to have plagiarised, cheated or colluded, action will be taken against me according to the process explained to me.
¨   I have correctly referenced all resources and reference texts throughout these assessment tasks.

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Assessor declaration

¨   I hereby certify that this student has been assessed by me and that the assessment has been carried out according to the required assessment procedures.

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Assessment outcome S NS DNS Resubmission    Y     N

 

Feedback

 
 
 
 

Student result response

¨   My performance in this assessment task has been discussed and explained to me.
¨   I would like to appeal this assessment decision.

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A copy of this page must be supplied to the office and kept in the student’s file with the evidence.

Assessment Task 1: Written Questions

 

Task summary

This is an open book test.to be completed in the classroom.
A time limit of 1 hour to answer the questions is provided.
You need to answer all of the written questions correctly.
Your answers must be word processed and sent to the assessor as an email attachment.
 

Required

  • Access to textbooks/other learning materials
  • Computer and Microsoft Office
  • Access to the internet

 

Timing

Your assessor will advise you of the due date of this assessment.
 

Submit

  • Answers to all questions

 

Assessment criteria

  • All questions must be answered correctly in order for a student to be assessed as having completed the task satisfactorily.

 

Re-submission opportunities

Students will be provided feedback on their performance by their Assessor. The feedback will indicate if you have satisfactorily addressed the requirements of each part of this task.
 
If any parts of the task are not satisfactorily completed your assessor will explain why and provide you written feedback along with guidance on what you must undertake to demonstrate satisfactory performance. Re-assessment attempt(s) will be arranged at a later time and date.
 
Students have the right to appeal the outcome of assessment decisions if they feel they have been dealt with unfairly or have other appropriate grounds for an appeal.
 
Students are encouraged to consult with their assessor prior to attempting this task if they do not understand any part of this task or if they have any learning issues or needs that may hinder them when attempting any part of the assessment.
 
 
 

Written answer question guidance

The following written questions use a range of “instructional words” such as “identify” or “explain”, which tell you how you should answer the question. Use the definitions below to assist you to provide the type of response expected.
Note that the following guidance is the minimum level of response required.
 
Analyse – when a question asks you to analyse something, you should do so in in detail, and identify important points and key features. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
 
Compare – when a question asks you to compare something, you will need to show how two or more things are similar, ensuring that you also indicate the relevance of the consequences. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
 
Contrast – when a question asks you to contrast something, you will need to show how two or more things are different, ensuring you indicate the relevance or the consequences. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
 
Discuss – when a question asks you to discuss something, you are required to point out important issues or features, and express some form of critical judgement. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
 
Describe – when a question asks you to describe something, you should state the most noticeable qualities or features. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
 
Evaluate – when a question asks you to evaluate something, you should do so putting forward arguments for and against something. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
 
Examine – when a question asks you to examine something, this is similar to “analyse”, where you should provide a detailed response with key points and features and provide critical analysis. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
 
Explain – when a question asks you to explain something, you should make clear how or why something happened or the way it is. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
 
Identify – when a question asks you to identify something, this means that you are asked to briefly describe the required information. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
 
List – when a question asks you to list something, this means that you are asked to briefly state information in a list format.
 
Outline – when a question asks you to outline something, this means giving only the main points, Generally, you are expected to write a response a few sentences long.
 
Summarise – when a question asks you to summarise something, this means (like “outline”) only giving the main points. Generally, you are expected to write a response a few sentences long.
 
 
 

Assessment Task 1 Instructions

 

Provide answers to all of the questions below:

 
 
 

  1. Explain the origins and the concept of the term group dynamics.

 
 

  1. Explain three aspects of group dynamics that can have a negative effect on team performance.

 
 

  1. Discuss in 3 to 4 paragraphs the phenomenon of social loafing in groups, its negative consequences and the effect of group size and culture.

 
 

  1. Discuss three strategies for preventing social loafing in groups.

 
 

  1. Discuss in a paragraph the phenomenon of Groupthink.

 
 

  1. Outline three advantages and three disadvantages of group decision-making.

 
 

  1. Discuss three team-building techniques, using examples to illustrate your answer.

 
 

  1. Explain the concept of a team consensus.

 
 

  1. Discuss two methods that can be used to assist teams to reach consensus.

 
 

  1. Explain four simple steps for resolving a workplace dispute.

 
 

  1. Explain why is it important to have an effective dispute resolution process?

 
 

Assessment Task 1 Checklist

 

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Task Outcome: Satisfactory   ¨ Not Satisfactory   ¨
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