Assessment item 1
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Due Date: 23-Nov-2018
Return Date: 14-Dec-2018
Length: 500 words
Submission method options: Interact2 Journal
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In order to address this task, make sure you have read chapter one, Introduction to cultural competence (pp. 3-12), from this academic source:
Ranzijn, R., McConnochie, K. R., & Nolan, W. (2009). Psychology and Indigenous Australians: foundations of cultural competence. South Yarra, VIC: Palgrave/Macmillan.
Available via eReserve. Use the above referencing format in your Reference List to acknowledge the source in your Assessment Items.
Write a 500 word journal entry that reflects your current understandings of Australian culture and history and the experiences of Indigenous Australian peoples.
Your journal entry must show evidence that you have considered the following questions:
Where do you place yourself on the continuum of cultural competence?
What do you know / not know about Indigenous cultures, histories and contemporary experiences?
Where and/or from whom did that knowledge come?
What do you know / not know about Australian culture and history?
Can you identify any limitations to what you know?
In your journal entry, you must make reference to the cultural competence matrix in the above reading and reference it using the APA (6th ed.) referencing system.
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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
be able to investigate, compare and reflect on standpoint to explain Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples’ historical positioning.
Marking criteria and standards
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Assessment 1 Marking Criteria
Assessable component HD
8.5 – 10 / 10 D
7.5 – 8 / 10 C
6.5 – 7 / 10 P
5 – 6 / 10 F
0 – 4 / 10
Works towards meeting the learning outcome:
Be able to investigate, compare and reflect on standpoint to explain Indigenous and non – Indigenous peoples’ historical positioning
8 marks Evaluates and examines understandings about Australian culture and history, and Indigenous cultures, histories and contemporary experiences. Further compares and reflects on how this knowledge was acquired. Investigates the limitations of the knowledge in an explanation of placement on continuum of cultural competence. The entry is clearly supported by the recommended scholarly source. Explanation considers significant influences on understandings about Australian culture and history and Indigenous cultures, histories and contemporary experiences. Entry evaluates how this knowledge was acquired and the limitations of the knowledge. Explains how this influences the placement of the writer on the continuum of cultural competence. Explanation summarises what the writer knows or does not know about Australian and Indigenous Australian cultures, histories and contemporary experiences. Describes where and from whom that knowledge comes. Provides specific examples and explains how this relates to where they place themselves on the continuum of cultural competence. Explanation places the writer on the continuum of cultural competency. Makes reference to the required source. Entry outlines what the writer knows or does not know about Australian and Indigenous Australian cultures, histories and contemporary experiences. Outlines where and from whom that knowledge comes. Identifies limitations to that knowledge. Entry does not place the writer on the continuum of cultural competency. Does not make reference to required source. Entry does not explain what the writer knows or does not know about Australian and Indigenous Australian cultures, histories and contemporary experiences. Entry does not outline where and from whom that knowledge comes. Entry does not identify limitations to that knowledge.
Fulfils technical aspects of the task.
Writing shows control and skilful construction of expression to convey specific understandings. Seamlessly integrates citations and referencing into the writing. Written expression and referencing show clear organisation. Uses a variety of techniques to incorporate source material and citations. There are no errors relating to writing and references and terminology. There are no imprecise or unsupported statements or generalisations. Uses the APA (6th ed.) reference system without error. Within required word count. Attempts to use the APA (6th ed.) referencing system. Content is accurate and supported. Uses formal written expression consistently with few errors. Developing skills in using appropriate terminology.
Not within required word count. Does not use APA (6th ed.) system. Uses informal written expression or there are many errors which impede comprehension. No evidence of consideration of appropriate terminology. Content is inaccurate and unsupported.