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Graduate Quality - Empowered

Empowered Rubric

Program level criteria HD DN CR P FL
Application of theory

Skilful and proficient

Meaningfully synthesises connections among professional experiences/case/context to deepen understanding of theory and to broaden own points of view.

Proficient and effective

Effectively selects examples from professional experience/case/context to illuminate applicable theory. Uses theory to explain own point of view.

Effective and coherent

Reasonable causes or contributing factors of professional experience/case/context are identified and explained using relevant theory.

Clear and coherent

Clear and coherent connection between theory and practice using key theoretical tenets to explain professional experience/case/context.

Unclear

The explanation of the theory is unclear or inaccurate. The connection between theory and practice is unclear or inaccurate.

Application of a framework / model

Systematic and skilful

Effective application of model/framework enhancing and bringing forward new ideas regarding professional experience and making recommendations about future practice and or applications.

Thorough and effective

Examines the connections and disconnections between framework/model and professional experience to draw thoughtful conclusions about practice.

Effective

Uses comparisons and knowledge of others to explain framework/model in the context of professional experience.

Competent

Uses key concepts of framework/model to explain professional experience and own perspective.

Conducts a basic / simplistic

Unable to draw simple conclusions due to inaccurate use of framework.

Application of design thinking

Comprehensive and insightful

Comprehensively applies the method/process to context drawing insightful conclusions.

Thorough and effective

The context is examined using critical elements of the methodology/process to draw thoughtful conclusions.

Effectively explains

Relevant elements of methodology/process are accurately identified and explained in context.

Accurate

Key elements of methodology/process are accurately identified and explained.

Narrow explanation

The methodology/process is inaccurately applied therefore drawing inaccurate or vague conclusions.

Application of tool / software

Perceptive

Skilfully and intuitively applies tool/software to create a robust, precise and functional product/artefact

Accurate

Accurately applies tool/software to create a functional and reliable product/artefact.

Essential

Sufficiently applies tool/software to create a reliable product/artefact.

Satisfactory

Applies tool/software to create a minimally viable product/artefact/outcome.

Inaccurate

Inaccurately applies tool/software creating a non-functioning, imprecise or limited product/artefact/outcome.

Data collection methods, gathering, recording

Proficient

Identifies data collection methods that ensures best outcome for the research question / objectives / hypothesis. Data is meticulously gathered and recorded using an approach that ensures quality and reliability.

Confident

Identifies data collection methods that best suits the research question / objectives / hypothesis. Data is gathered and recorded using an approach that ensures quality.

Competent

Identifies data collection methods that align with research question / objectives / hypothesis. Data is gathered and recorded using a consistent approach ensuring validity.

Developing

Identifies data collection methods that aligns with research question / objectives / hypothesis. Data is gathered and recorded within some inconsistencies but still remains valid.

Not competent

Data collection methods do not align with question / objectives / hypothesis or do not produce valid data. The data gathering and recoded process is inconsistent or inaccurate.

Planning

Master – strategic

This is a rigorous and tabulated plan that uses planning tools to be the best advantage. Plan demonstrates a rigorous approach and a clear understanding of the task, resources and development processes.

Advanced and strategic

A good use of resources and details with clear objectives that are timed to maximise the final product.

Details and organised

The plan is fleshed out with pertinent details, and more information is given in terms of statement or work, milestones and procedures that must be followed.

Basic elements met

Purpose, outcomes or products and timeline all mentioned. Indication of what tools/resources are needed are mentioned. There is a clear plan

Not competent

 


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