ASSESSMENT 3: Role play critique
In this assessment, students are required to conduct an in-class role play where they act as a social worker/interviewer and submit a reflection/critique of the role play. The role play will be based on a case study provided on LEO in Week 6. The emphasis is on your ability to critically analyse your skills as an interviewer in engaging a child/young person, and to reflect on your developing knowledge around social work with children, young people and families. This assessment covers all material across this unit. Please refer to Week 12 readings and assessment-based learning materials on LEO to help you prepare for your role play and critical writing.
Due date: Monday 4th of November, 10:00pm (you will be given time in class in Week 12 to conduct your role play)
Length and/or format: 1500 words
Purpose: The role play critique aims to help students demonstrate skills in:
communicating clearly and effectively with the client; ability to conduct an interview/session with purpose as specified in the case scenario, and to be able to recognise client needs; responding with appropriate strategies and interventions.
Learning outcomes assessed: LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5
How to submit: Via Turnitin inbox on unit LEO site.
Return of assignment: Feedback will be given via LEO 3 weeks after submission.
Word limit in assessment The word limit for this assignment is 1500 words (plus or minus 10%). If an assignment exceeds the +/-10% word count, it will not be marked. You must include on your title page the actual word count for your assignment. Please note your reference list is not included in the word count but in text citations are. Text in tables and figures are included in the word count.
Assessment criteria: See Appendix 3 attached for marking criteria.
Students will be given a choice of case scenarios on LEO in Week 6, related to engaging a child or young person in an interview situation. Students must conduct and record a role play with another student enrolled in this unit, where they play the social worker/interviewer and the fellow student plays the client. Students must then upload a 1500 word written critique of the role play to LEO by Monday 4th November, 10:00pm.
As an interviewer, each student will write a critique of the role play that should demonstrate:
• Evidence of reflective capacity and critical analysis of interviewer practice skills;
• Ability to identify strengths and areas requiring further development of interviewer in engaging and communicating with the child/young person (student in role);
• Incorporation of the feedback the interviewer was given by the ‘client’ during/after the role play, and reflection on their ongoing development of social work skills and knowledge in work with children, young people and families (personal practice framework).
A minimum of 3 references is required for this assignment. A list of useful readings will be provided in the ‘assessment readings’ list in Leganto.
This unit requires you to use the APA (6th Edition) (American Psychological Society) referencing system.
See the ‘Academic referencing’ page of the Student Portal for more details.
ACU POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
It is your responsibility to read and familiarise yourself with ACU policies and regulations, including regulations on examinations; review and appeals; acceptable use of IT facilities; and conduct and responsibilities. These are in the ACU Handbook, available from the website.
A list of these and other important policies can be found at the University policies page of the Student Portal.
Assessment policy and procedures
You must read the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedures in the University Handbook:
they include rules on deadlines; penalties for late submission; extensions; and special consideration. If you have any queries on Assessment Policy, please see your Lecturer in Charge.
Link to ACU Assessment Policy and Procedures: http://www.acu.edu.au/policy/learning_and_teaching/assessment_policy_and_assessment_procedu res
You have the responsibility to submit only work which is your own, or which properly acknowledges the thoughts, ideas, findings and/or work of others. The Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy and the Academic Misconduct Procedures are available from the website. Please read them, and note in particular that cheating, plagiarism, collusion, recycling of assignments and misrepresentation are not acceptable. Penalties for academic misconduct can vary in severity and can include being excluded from the course.
The Turnitin application (a text-matching tool) will be used in this unit, in order to enable:
• students to improve their academic writing by identifying possible areas of poor citation and referencing in their written work; and
• teaching staff to identify areas of possible plagiarism in students’ written work.
While Turnitin can help in identifying problems with plagiarism, avoiding plagiarism is more important. Information on avoiding plagiarism is available from the Academic Skills Unit.
For any assignment that has been created to allow submission through Turnitin (check the Assignment submission details for each assessment task), you should submit your draft well in advance of the due date (ideally, several days before) to ensure that you have time to work on any issues identified by Turnitin. On the assignment due date, lecturers will have access to your final submission and the Turnitin Originality Report.
Please note that electronic marking, Grademark, is used in this unit using Turnitin. Turnitin will be used as a means of submitting, marking and returning assessment tasks and so a text matching percentage will appear on your submission automatically.