The focus of this assignment is to engage in an analysis of power dynamics of the chosen issue and discuss how they shape interactions within
In this paper, students are encouraged to build on the theories and knowledge learned throughout the term to develop their own theoretical and practice frameworks. Specifically, using concepts from our course readings and class discussions related to theories of power, issues of diversity and oppression, ways of resistance, students are expected to apply their own understanding of these concepts to practice examples related to issues of marginalization and oppression. Students can use examples from current or past field placements, past/present social work practice, a form of political engagement or an example of social activism they are involved with.
The focus of this assignment is to engage in an analysis of power dynamics of the chosen issue and discuss how they shape interactions within and between diverse social groups. Also important is to highlight methods and strategies of resistance and how they can shape social work practice especially when addressing issues of diversity and oppression. The paper also needs to include a critical reflection of your role as a social worker engaged in advocacy, activism and/or resistance efforts at individual or broader societal levels. Examples of your reflections should include your thoughts on the challenges, opportunities as well as the ethical and professional tensions and considerations that shape your interventions and inform your practice. Papers will be graded based on integration of course readings and classroom content, critical analysis, originality of ideas, abilities to apply theories into practice, APA mechanics, organization and clarity. This assignment aligns with the course learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7.
The paper should be 5-7 pages long maximum, double spaced, 12 points Times New Roman font, properly sourced using the 7th edition of the APA referencing style.
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