Word limit: 1000 words (+/- 10%)
Due date: 5pm AEST Monday 20 April 2020 (Week 8)
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In this assignment, you will reflect on the way in which you think about human service provision (as an opportunity for social change or as a way in which to maintain social order or social control). You will reflect on your own values and the way these have impacted on your own ways of viewing the world. You will also recognise that dominant ideologies as expressed by those in the media and politics impact on the way human services are provided.
This assignment supports unit learning outcomes 2 and 3.
Human service work can be seen as an opportunity for social change or a means of maintaining social order.
In this assignment, you will reflect on the above statement and consider the way in which you think about human service provision.
Do you think providing human services provide an opportunity for social change?
Or do you think providing human services are a means of maintaining social order or social control within society?
Based on what you believe, you will need to reference evidence to support your position. This means you will need to develop an argument for the way in which you ‘see’ the provision of human services and reflect on the influence of your own world view in determining your position.
Note: In your reflection essay you may agree or disagree with either concept as long as you support your argument by including reference to:
1. your own values and the way your values have impacted on your view of the world; and
2. how dominant ideologies (as expressed by those in the media and politics) impact on the way human services are provided.
The purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to think about what you have learnt and apply it within this assignment. You should consider what has been said, what has been read, and how your thinking has changed. This task involves both reflective and critical thinking.
Note: Before starting your research you should begin preparing for this assignment by reading through Reflection essay instructions (PPTX 736 KB)Preview the document This has been developed by Dr Maggie Hall (2019) to help guide you through the assignment requirements.
Note: the reference list is not included in the word count
The following is a list of useful resources. You are not limited to this list but please keep in mind the credibility and balance of your selected resources. That is, you can explore and refer to articles from a broad section of ‘the media’ or elsewhere but should supplement this with evidence from academically sound peer-reviewed sources.
The following titles may be useful.
Chapter 1: Social policy and social change (PDF 2.3 MB)Preview the document from Social Policy for Social Change (Fawcett et al. 2010)
Chapter 1: Social policy and the concept of welfare (PDF 1.2 MB)Preview the document from Social Policy in the Post-Welfare State.
Social work and social care practice (Links to an external site.)(O’Connor et al. 2006).
In-text citation using the Harvard WesternSydU Style (Links to an external site.) (Western Sydney U Lib 2017).
Western Sydney University Library has further information about referencing on their Referencing and citation Links to an external site.page.
Submission details overview
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Understanding of human services.
Reflections – reflect on own values.
Link personal values to human services as a platform for social change or social control.
Referencing is Harvard WesternSydU, including in text and reference list.
Readability, including English expression, succinctness of expression, grammar and spelling.
Your work will be assessed using the following marking guide:
Assignment 2 marking guide
Criteria No Pass Pass
75-84% High Distinction
Understanding of human services
Did not meet criterion. Adequate understanding of the concepts. Good understanding of relevant concepts within human services. Very good understanding of human services & related concepts. Exemplary coverage of related issues & concepts.
Reflections – reflect on own values
Did not meet criterion. Reflections are adequate. Perhaps not well linked to understanding of values or reflections may be clumsy. Reflections demonstrate insight but perhaps not well linked. Reflections are thoughtful, insightful & supported by evidence & related to concepts to a high level or proficiency. Higher order or insightful reflection with respect to concepts. Strong links to related concepts & unit readings.
Link personal values to human services as a platform for social change or social control
Did not meet criterion. Some coverage of relevant insight into values but not well linked. Good coverage, well linked. Very good coverage & very well linked. Excellent coverage, very well linked.
Referencing Harvard WesternSydU, including in text and reference list
Did not meet criterion. Satisfactory referencing. Some problems, maybe too many quotes or difficulty with secondary citations. Good referencing. Perhaps some errors in secondary citations or some other aspect of in text referencing. High standard of referencing in Harvard WesternSydU style, only very minor errors. Faultless or near-faultless in- text referencing & reference list in Harvard WesternSydU style.
Readability, including English expression, succinctness of expression, grammar and spelling
Did not meet criterion. Adequate written expression. Perhaps some problems with English, including grammar & spelling but intended meaning is reasonably clear. Good expression mainly correct grammar & spelling & reasonably concise. Very good expression, with few problems but perhaps places where expression could be clearer. Outstanding written expression: clear, concise & accurate grammar & spelling.
Fawcett, B, Goodwin, S, Meagher, G & Phillips, R 2010, Social policy for social change, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra.
Jamrozik, A 2009 Chapter 1: Social policy in the post-welfare state, Australian society in the 21st century, 2nd edn, NSW Pearson Education, Australia.
O’Connor, I, Turney, D, Hughes, M, Wilson, J & Setterlund, D (eds) 2006, Social work and social care practice, Sage, London.
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