Recent Question/Assignment

WORD COUNT: 1,500 – 2,000 WORDS
This assessment is designed to help you achieve the following Unit Learning Outcomes:
• ULO 1: Critically appraise what constitutes a risk and crisis.
• ULO 2: Conduct a risk and vulnerability analysis of an organisation, an industry sector, and/or tourism destination.
• ULO 3: Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of strategic crisis management.
• ULO 4: Critically evaluate the importance of strategic crisis management in the contemporary society and its effective application to hospitality and tourism industries.
• ULO 5: Possess critical insights into emerging issues and concepts in crisis management.
The marking rubric is accessible through the relevant assessment on Engage.
Reflective journals are a type of writing that uses personal reflection as a learning tool. Reflecting on experiences is shown to engage deep learning and produce an account of a person’s advancement of knowledge. In an academic setting, reflective journals are used to assess students’ learning in the course by encouraging reflection on diverse topics, theories and concepts, and engaging students’ personal and professional experience.
More information about reflecting journals, including guides and examples can be accessed here: Task
In this assessment you are asked to reflect on the importance of the diverse issues, concepts and theories that are relevant to risk and crisis management in tourism and hospitality. The two underlying aims are to (1) record your development and progress in the first part of the course (topics 1 -5) through (2) demonstrating the process of your learning by means of examining specific issues, concepts or reading(s).
The suggested way to approach this assignment is to pick one idea/concept or theory from each lecture topic (from weeks 1 to 5) and consider its significance in the broader social world - e.g. how can this idea/concept or theory explain what is currently occurring in the world? Alternatively, how does your personal or professional experience, including what you have read or watched in the media, helps to demonstrate the importance of this idea/concept or theory in a practical sense? You must use first person in most section of your reflective journal to express your thought process in the consideration of the significance of each chosen topic.
1. Topics covered
This assignment will cover only weeks 1 to 5.
2. Structure
This assignment should follow a structure for a reflective journal, for more information about writing and structuring reflective journals consult the following sources (see the last example, entitled: ‘Learning Journal (weekly reflection)’.
3. Use of theory
The reflective journal must be based on your chosen idea, concept or theory which is covered in the slides, SCORM packages, eTextbook, or the readings.
4. References
Given that your work will be based on specific idea, concept or theory as well as some additional reading (or viewing), references will be required.
The required referencing style is Harvard style. Consult the referencing guide (available on Engage) to ensure you reference correctly
• Your assessment must be written as in a reflective writing style, and contain an Introduction, a Body, a Conclusion, and a Reference list.
• You must use at least 3 in-text references (3-5 preferred).
• You must use a variation of the Harvard referencing style, e.g., as per LCBA’s Harvard Referencing Guide or the Harvard Anglia 2008 MS Word’s built-in Citation & Bibliography tool. All references must be formatted consistently in accordance with the chosen style.
• You must adhere to the following formatting conventions (as applicable): o Document structure: Each of the following (if applicable) should start on a separate page: ? cover page (automatically generated within Turnitin)
? main text
? references
? appendices, labelled (A, B, C, … or 1, 2, 3, …) – excluded from word count limit.
o Document layout
? A4 paper size
? normal margins
? page numbers in bottom-left of each page, except for the title page
? page numbering of the form: Page X of X o Headings
? Calibri font
? 14-point font size
? either minimal or maximal capitalisation o Body:
? Left alignment
? Calibri font
? 12-point font size
? 1.5 line spacing
? in-text quotes less than 40 words in inverted commas followed by reference
? quotes of more than 40 words as indented quotes, without inverted commas, in 11point font size, followed by reference
? double spaces between paragraphs
• You must submit your assignment to Turnitin, via LCBA Engage