Critically evaluate how and in what ways you can be enterprising in the career you aspire to achieve.

This is an open assessment task which should be equivalent to 2,000 words. By ‘open’ we mean that you can discuss with your tutor the exact nature of your assessment format (method and structure). Please note that assignments submitted in the format of a report or essay WILL NOT be accepted as you are encouraged to be enterprising within this assignment by exploring an alternative approach to written work.

Some examples of work which can be submitted are:

• a PowerPoint presentation with an ‘integrated’ voice over
• diagrams and flowcharts with annotations
• ‘mind maps’ and/or cartoons with accompanying commentary
• a series of linked documents (Word, PowerPoint, etc) joined up with an ‘overview’ document providing the narrative
• a video
• a screencast
• a series of electronic posters
• an infographic

Particular instructions to students:

Your report should include:

• Outline of career aspirations including rationale for choice
• Analysis of why this choice is preferred given alternative options
• Critical evaluation of suitability for chosen career
• Critical evaluation of how and in what ways you can be enterprising within your chosen career
• Clear and justified plan of action to assist job hunting and identify ways in which you can employ enterprise skills upon embarking on your chosen career
Weighted Assessment Criteria:

Your task will be graded against the following weighted criteria;

• Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation (25%)
• Use of resources to support arguments and discussions (25%)
• Use of analytical frameworks to support the analysis presented (25%)
• Evidence of introspection and PPDP (25%)

Study Skills Support

Study skills support for this assessment will be provided throughout the lectures and seminar sessions. It is imperative that you engage in these sessions, the directed tasks / readings and wider reading of the subject area. There are specific assessment seminars / workshops (see schedule above) which take place during semesters 2 to support students with preparing for this assignment.

Feedback & Feed-forward Strategy and how students can access their Feedback

Students will be provided with feedback in the following ways;
• Individuals will receive continual feedback on understanding through group and individual discussions and through applying knowledge.
• There will be opportunities every week during the first and second semester seminars to ask your tutor questions about the assessment;
• Sessions / workshops will be provided in semester two with a focus on preparing for the assignment;

Assessment Criteria – Task 2

Module Title: Enterprise for Hospitality and Tourism Professionals Level 6
Assessment Title: Open Format Assessment Weighted: 40%

Criteria Demonstrates critical knowledge and understanding of key concepts including the nature of enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation within the hospitality and tourism industries (25%) Use of resources to support the analysis presented (25%) Ability to draw upon analytical frameworks to support discussion regarding suitability for chosen hospitality or tourism career (25%) Evidence of introspection throughout resulting in a clear set of action points for future personal and professional development (25%)
80 – 100% Outstanding Work Exceptional knowledge and in-depth understanding of principles and concepts Extensive evidence of integrating appropriate supplementary sources Extensive evidence of relevant and perceptive application of theory, and/or empirical results where applicable Holistic sense of critical reflection
70 – 79%
Excellent Work Excellent knowledge and in-depth understanding of principles and concepts Evidence of extensive reading of supplementary sources Clear evidence of relevant application of theory, and/or empirical results where applicable Excellent sense of critical reflection
60 – 69%
Very Good Work Comprehensive knowledge and in-depth understanding of principles and concepts Evidence of reading a range of supplementary sources Very good evidence of relevant application of theory, and/or empirical results where applicable A very good sense of critical reflection
50 – 59%
Good Work Appropriate knowledge and understanding of principles and concepts Evidence of reading directed reading and some supplementary sources Occasional relevant application of theory, and/or empirical results where applicable A good sense of critical reflection
40 – 49%
Acceptable Work Basic knowledge of key principles and concepts only Evidence of basic reading only Limited evidence of relevant application of theory, and/or empirical results An acceptable sense of critical reflection
35- 39%
Marginal Fail Limited and/or superficial knowledge of key principles and concepts Minimal evidence of reading No evidence of relevant application of theory, and/or empirical results A poor sense of critical reflection
0- 34%
Fail Insufficient evidence of key principles and concepts Little or no evidence of reading No evidence of relevant application of theory, and/or empirical results No evidence of critical reflection

Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.