A diagram may seem a simple thing to do for assessment but it will require you to make good use of the breadth of resources provided for the course to create a comprehensive yet succinct summary of how you think about what is involved in working anti-oppressively in groups.
Create a diagram of a model for anti-oppressive practice in groups
You might find a mapping tool a good way to present the diagram – for example Mindmup.com Here is a draft I started as an example:
Some key pointers are:
You need to show you understand -
- the importance of group work approaches in social work
- the processes and strategies of group work that can enable anti-oppressive outcomes
- the nature of complexity and power issues within the complex contexts in which social workers are employed
- the values and ethics that are consistent with anti-oppressive practice
- the theories that are consistent with anti-oppressive practice
- the skills and strategies that can enable anti-oppressive practice
- the other relevant ideas and considerations that relate to the Yarloop-Alcoa case study – eg the idea of corporate social responsibility (where powerful stakeholder groups are to be accountable for any harm they cause); legislation; international declarations and statements etc.
- you can be creative in how you approach this and can, for example, create a list of pertinent questions that you might want to ask about an issue; include pictures or posters; provide links to videos of media releases – but only if they help explain your model of practice.
You might use the Yarloop-Alcoa case study as an example but it is not necessary to do so. And then organise these in a manner that conveys how you see them inter-linked and able to guide your practice.