COURSE CODE BCO 118 14542 COURSE NAME Environmental Sustainability Task brief & rubrics
Task Brief Summative 2
Include all details of the task, including:
· Individual task
· Prepare an exploratory scenario for 2050. Review the main issues presented in the Living Planet Report (2020) . Develop an exploratory scenario about biodiversity in 2050. Guiding questions for your scenario:
1. What current critical issues which will impact biodiversity in the decade beginning 2050 are you considering in your scenario?
2. What assumptions are you making in this scenario?
3. Describe your scenario considering:
· realistic expectations of goals and results arising from governmental, organizational and individual actions
· potential outcomes of specific environmental strategies that are currently under consideration
· current and potential challenges that might hinder the implementation of such strategies
4. Make one recommendation of an initiative that needs to be taken by the public and private sector and individuals for this scenario
· Contextual information:
· Draw on cases and/or theories covered during this course and/or which you learned about through your independent study.
· In the Living Planet Report (2020) you will find examples of scenarios from page 116-125.
· Wordcount: 1,500 words
· Table of contents:
1. Critical issues
· Cover and References are excluded of the total wordcount
· Font: Arial 12,5 pts.
· Text alignment: Justified.
· The in-text References and the Bibliography have to be in Harvard’s citation style.
Submission: July the 18th at 23:59– Via Moodle (Turnitin).
Weight: This task is a 60% of your total grade for this subject.
It assesses the following learning outcomes:
· Outcome 1: understand responsible and ethical practices in public, corporate and private sustainable behaviour, taking into account the attitudes, needs and wants (objective and subjective) and physical constraints of all stakeholders
· Outcome 2: assess issues in sustainability by means of research, questioning facts and effects
· Outcome 3: develop a frame of personal values that reaches beyond the national state of laws and guidelines
· Outcome 6: conceive sound business solutions to situations involving sustainability.
|Exceptional 90-100||Good 80-89||Fair 70-79||Marginal fail 60-69||Fain < 60|
|Knowledge & Understanding (30%)||Student demonstrates excellent understanding of key concepts and uses vocabulary in an entirely appropriate manner.||Student demonstrates good understanding of the task and mentions some relevant concepts and demonstrates good use of the relevant vocabulary and concepts.||Student understands the task and provides minimum theory and/or some use of vocabulary. Use of concepts and vocabulary is mostly correct.||Student shows little understanding of the task and attempts to answer the question but does not mention key concepts or uses minimum amount of relevant vocabulary or uses concepts and vocabulary inadequately.||Student shows no understanding of the task, does not attempt to perform it.|
|Prediction (30%)||Student demonstrates an excellent ability to predict simple scenarios based on data, cases and knowledge. The scenario is complete and highly detailed, logical and relevant.||Student demonstrates a good ability to predict simple scenarios based on data, cases and knowledge. The scenario is complete and detailed, it is logical and relevant.||Student demonstrates a fair ability to predict simple scenarios. The scenario is based on some data, cases or knowledge. The scenario is general, not very detailed, logical and mostly relevant.||Student attempts to predict a simple scenario. The scenario is very general, based on speculation not data, cases nor knowledge. The scenario is incomplete and lacks any detailed, it is illogical at times or irrelevant.||Student demonstrates no ability to predict a simple scenario.|
|Problem solving 30%||The student makes a excellent recommendation that is clear and relevant, and stems from the analysis. It is coherent with the scenario, detailed, complete and aligned with the data, cases and knowledge built in class.||The student makes a good recommendation that is clear and relevant and stems from the analysis. It is coherent with the scenario, detailed, complete and aligned with the data, cases and knowledge built in class||The student makes a fair recommendation. It is slightly linked to the analysis and is somewhat coherent with the scenario. It lacks details or is not entirely aligned with the data, cases and knowledge built in class||The student attempts to makes a recommendation but it barley stems from the analysis, lacks coherence or detail, it is highly complete or is not aligned with the data, cases and knowledge built in class||The student fails to make a recommendation.|
|Communication (10%)||Student communicates their ideas extremely clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck||Student communicates their ideas clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck||Student communicates their ideas with some clarity and concision. It may be slightly over or under the wordcount limit. Some misspelling errors may be evident.||Student communicates their ideas in a somewhat unclear and unconcise way. Does not reach or does exceed wordcount slightly and misspelling errors are evident.||Student communicates their ideas in an entirely unclear and unconcise way. Does not reach or does exceed wordcount excessively and there are many language errors.|