Business Ethical Future
Assignment 1: Scenario Analysis and Reflective Journal
This assignment requires you to 1) identify, analyse and discuss ethical issues embedded in an online scenario and 2) to reflect on your own learning about ethics in a reflective journal.
Length: 1,000 words for the reflective journal and
800 words for discussion contributions. Total 1800 words.
Please note that students must allocate themselves to a discussion group at the beginning of the semester. All discussions will be posted to that group’s discussion forums throughout the semester.
WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?
This assignment has 2 components. You must submit both components.
1. Contributions to discussion on the vUWS discussion forum relating to one of the designated Module 1 scenarios (800 words in total)
2. A reflective journal (1000 words in total).
ASSIGNMENT 1 DETAILS
This assignment supports you to articulate the interrelationships between personal and professional values (outcome 3) as you analyse embedded ethical issues in contemporary practice (outcome 5). Your understanding of wise and ethical professional practice is supported through opportunities to apply traditional and contemporary ethical frameworks and tools (outcome 4).
In order to complete this assignment you are required to:
a) Complete component one: Contributions to one on-line discussion (approx. 800 words in total – you should make a response and counter response)
b) Complete component two: Reflective journal (approx. 1000 words)
Contributions are required to:
Identify the ethical dilemma in the scenario ( this is more than simply identifying what the issues are, it is thinking about what makes it an ethical dilemma);
Identify personal and professional values that may apply to the situation;
Identify and discuss ethical principles underlying the issues as well as theories/ approaches that could be used in decision making;
Consider the tools and models that support decision making;
Apply ethically informed decision making to the scenario;
Use appropriate literature to support discussion & decision making.
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