Creating Safe Spaces Make evident your growing cultural capabilities by writing a report that analyses safe or unsafe

Creating Safe Spaces Make evident your growing cultural capabilities by writing a report that analyses safe or unsafe spaces as depicted in the media clip that you have chosen. Assessment 3: Creating Safe Spaces It has been argued that safe spaces are fundamental to operating effectively in the workplace, community and the university. Cultural self-awareness, cultural intelligence and cultural capability are all required for creating safe spaces. So successfully completing this task will require that you draw together all of the learning from the unit to show how it is possible to create safe spaces for people? This assessment requires that you use the template provided to write a report on creating safe spaces. Using an excerpt from a media clip of people interacting within a ‘space’, analyse the various aspects of the scenario including the physical location and interactions between actors to highlight your understanding of safe and unsafe spaces. Your analysis should be written in report format using formal academic language to: • analyse the chosen filmed scenario for safe or unsafe spaces; • demonstrate your understanding of the characteristics of culturally safe or unsafe spaces by discussing those spaces identified in the clip; • based on the scenario shown in your clip, provide recommendations for creating or sustaining culturally safe spaces; and • support discussion and recommendations with research literature Please note: Your research literature should be drawn from the readings we have provided during the semester, as well as at least two other readings you have found through your own research. In total you need at least six references including reference details for the film. You should use the report template that we have provided (see the link on the right). (You can either fill the template in (recommended) or you can design your own. If you choose to design your own, you should still organise your report under the following sections and use numbered headings for each section in the body of your report.) Suggestions about what you should include and suggested word counts under each heading are also provided in the template. Try to keep to the word count for each section. Remember, word count guidelines are an indication only for each section (as maximum). Review the assessment criteria as well to ensure you understand that referencing, research and critical analysis are highly valued in the marking of your work. ***Please note: If you provide a great, long description of the scenario, this will not give you an excellent grade. Apply the literature that you have included in the literature review to your discussion and recommendations to show that you understand the links between cultural self-awareness, cultural intelligence and the development of culturally safe spaces. Title of Report This should be on a separate page and include the title, your name, student number, and the date. Think of a catchy title. Table of Contents This should be on a separate page – remember to include page numbers. (See template for details on how to set this out.) 1. Introduction (approx. 150 words) Includes: 1.1 Background (An orientation to the topic of cultural safety and safe spaces). 1.2 Scope (Explain what the report will focus on including what media clip, what particular scenes and if the example depicts a safe or unsafe space). 1.3 Aim (Tell the reader what the report aims to do – i.e. provide a summary and description and analysis of an example of a safe or unsafe, and recommend ways to improve the safety of the space where appropriate). 2. Summary of media clip (approx. 150 words) Summarise your chosen TV or Video excerpt. This is where you briefly explain the storyline and key events related to the context of the safe or unsafe space depicted in the clip. Your summary needs to include the following details:  the name of TV show or movie,  the season and episode if it is a TV show or year released for movie,  the setting (social, academic or workplace),  a general overview of what the scene is about,  identify who the key characters are. 3. Summary of literature (approx. 400 words and at least four sources including 2 from your own independent research) This is where, by using relevant literature, you demonstrate your understanding of the key concepts covered in the unit. So, you should include definitions of safe spaces, cultural intelligence, cultural capabilities and cultural self-awareness. Show how these are all linked to increasing our ability to create safe spaces. (For information on referencing, see the link to the CDU library on the right. Then, scroll down and click on the referencing link on the library home-site). 4. Observations/description of Video (approx. 250 words) In this section you should identify the behaviours and scenarios in the media clip that are evidence of the cultural safety issues displayed. These observations should confirm your statement in the introduction about whether the space is safe or unsafe. Some of the things to look for and describe are: physical factors (size and layout of space, position of people in the space), communication factors (body language, voice, words), signs of inclusion or exclusion (see the Holley & Steiner reading for a description of what these are), and displays of, or lack of, cultural intelligence. You could use the table below as guide and as a way of briefly describing in key words what you observe. Alternatively you might prefer to describe this in couple of paragraphs. Nb. If you use the table, make sure that you give it a number and a title (see template). 5. Discussion (approximately 400 words and at least four sources - remember to include independent researched sources as well as core readings from the unit. You can refer to some of the sources that you covered in the literature review). Use key elements within the film excerpt and the theory you have outlined in the literature review section to discuss your observations of the media clip and to support your view about whether each scene is a safe or unsafe space. For example you might write something like: `In the early part of the film, Jane displayed a high level of cultural intelligence by adjusting her behaviour as soon as she became aware that her patient had never been in a hospital before. This had an instant effect on the patient who visibly relaxed and began to talk. This is an excellent example of what Brislin, Worthley and McNab (2006, p.40) define as cultural intelligence or the ability to adjust to another culture. Jane showed she was reading the other person’s uncomfortable body language and adjusted her approach appropriately to make the patient feel safe in that new place.` 6. Recommendations (approx. 200 words supported by academic sources) Your recommendations for how the scenario film clip you describe should be changed to make the space safer should be based on your discussion. So it will be a summary of the things that need to change to enable a safer space in the scenario depicted. Your recommendations will need to be supported with literature sources. 7. Conclusion (approx. 150 words) This is where you sum briefly everything covered in your report. So it would include: what the film clip covered, what it was about, what it showed regarding safe spaces, what needed to be changed if anything. (Don’t introduce new material or references into this section). 8. References (last section of report on separate page and not numbered) For this report we expect you to use core readings, some of which you may have provided and utilised in your previous assignment. In addition, you will need to use at least two additional references you might source that relate to the particular context of the scenario depicted in your film. For example, if your media clip depicts bullying at the workplace you may find articles on workplace bullying. This will be helpful for your discussion and recommendations. Altogether, you should use at least 6 sources, including the source that you used to reference your film. NB Check how to reference correctly for multimedia. The references, title and content pages are not counted in your final word count. You should use the APA 6th referencing style for in-text citations, and for the reference list at the end. At this stage of your study, aim for perfection in referencing. Remember, you can take your assignment to the library staff, who will check over your references with you. The readings and learning materials for each week are relevant in developing the background knowledge and skills necessary for this assessment task. What follows is a suggested time-table which links each week’s learning materials to your on-going work on Assessment 3.


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