1.The formative assessment will consist of submission of a 3000 word portfolio (+/- 10%, excluding reference lists and appendix of materials used) which is centred on a historical account of a brief period (to a maximum of 5 years) in the history of migration to the UK during which time a particular policy or period of change was taking place. (The time frame must take place between the approximate years of 1955-2018).
2.The main sources to be utilised in your selected time period, will consist of media reports and/or political discussion accessed through Hansard/online media sources which explores public, political and media reactions to migration/ethnicity and/or ‘race’.
3.It is expected that the introductory sections of the portfolio will explore both the broad historical and theoretical background to migration/ethnicity and race in your selected context.
4.The analytical argument which runs through the portfolio submission will be expected to engage with the following issues:
•Critical consideration of at least one key theory pertaining to explanations of migration.
•A discussion of how and why migration/ethnicity/’race’ are regarded as controversial subjects.
•A discussion on how and why a selected time frame was identified and (if applicable) its relevance to current theoretical, policy or practices debates in relation to ‘race’, ethnicity and migration.
•Evaluation of the impacts (actual or anticipated) of the policy, practice or media debates which occurred in your selected time frame.
•Recommendations in relation to policy, practice and/or legislative changes which could occur, and which are pertinent to the core theme/timeframe you have selected.
All materials cited in this assignment (articles/materials and web-links) will be referenced appropriately within the assignment text and included in the appendix to the submission (e.g. print-out/screen-shot of materials cited in your review/ relevant columns from Hansard or newspaper articles, etc).
If you are referring to a radio programme or documentary film, it is expected that you will provide a short summary of the content of the film/programme in a manner similar to that used in online television or radio listings. In the case of hyperlinks, the page of the relevant clip/film etc must be printed out or captured as a screenshot with the hyperlink clearly identified.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
1.Demonstrate critical knowledge of the causes and patterns of human migration flows in relation to the UK, Europe and elsewhere.
2.Critically analyse the ways in which migrant/ethnic communities are/have been represented in popular discourse (including through media representations).
3.Use theoretical and analytical evidence to address contemporary social problems (e.g. racism, disproportionality in the criminal justice system etc.) in relation to constructed notions of ‘race’, ethnicity and migration.
4.Critically evaluate the ways in which policy responses to migratory ‘waves’ have been developed in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.
1.All work to be submitted as Arial 12 font with 1.5 line spacing.
2.Work you submit for assessment must be properly referenced using Harvard style referencing.
3.You may seek clarification from the module tutor at any time.
Your work should be fully spell checked and grammar checked and within the word count
Please reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against the following criteria:
•Breadth and quality of gathered evidence and research
•Application of theory to ‘real’ examples
•Knowledge and understanding of key concepts, policy and practice debates
•Quality of critical analysis and evaluation
•Structure of assignment
•Quality of written expression
•Use of appropriate materials including theoretical materials, academic texts, Hansard, media reports, multi-media resources, etc.
•In-text referencing; reference list and appendix including materials utilised to support your argument/ examples.