Assessment Type: Group Presentation and Report – combined group and individual assessment task.
Please note: This is a group assessment and presentations are delivered by the group but individual presentation efforts are be marked. As learning outcome d. stipulates teamwork, this assessment must be done in groups of 3-5 students as advised by your tutor. Students are not permitted to refuse being part of a group.
Purpose: This assessment is designed to allow students to research and analyse current social issues in accounting and evaluate their impact on various stakeholders. As a group assessment, it further develops students’ team working skills. This assessment relates to learning outcomes a, b, c and d.
Value: Total value is 30% made up of 15% group contribution plus 15% individual contribution.
Topic: Identify and apply theories and models in accounting to the disclosure or non-disclosure of risk by management in the presentation of general-purpose financial reports by corporations.
-purpose financial reports and other published material from the corporation and other related sources) of those risks identified by them.
Group Presentation: Groups are to present their analysis and findings/ conclusions in a professional 5 (five)-minute video presentation. Presentations should be a critical analysis covering the main theory elements of the course – not just presenting a factual story – reference to corporate reports and other material is encouraged. Information can be covered in any order in the presentation, but should contain elements of the course. It is strongly recommended that groups prepare their presentations well in advance of the presentation date, and make some effort to review their video presentation. This will improve the presentation overall, and give groups a chance to improve and time manage their presentations. Videos may be prepared using any available platform such as iMovie, MovieMaker, Prezi and others. Students are reminded that extensive use of third-party video materials in their video presentations may increase the risk of plagiarism.
Research Requirements: Students need to support their analysis with references from the text and a minimum of ten (10) suitable, reliable, current and academically acceptable sources – check with your tutor if unsure of the validity of sources. Groups seeking Credit or above grades should support their analysis with increased number of reference sources comparable to the grade they are seeking.
Weekly Progress Report: Your lecturer / tutor will assign each student and group specific weekly targets. All students must demonstrate to their lecturer / tutor each week (weeks 7 to 9) that their tasks are on schedule. The purpose is to ensure students do not leave the task till the last minute.
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