Reflective essay

Reflective essay
Word limit: 2000 words +/- 10%
All students are required to visit one of the activities (exhibition or event) listed on Canvas and discussed in the Week 1 lecture. Students are also required to attend a minimum of 6 scheduled virtual ‘Yarning circles’ (tutorials) and engage in the online material provided each week over the semester. Students are also required to complete the on-line learning activities and complete the required readings and activities.
Using an essay format:
1. Students are required to reflect on their learning and discuss a new idea they have learnt this semester that has
changed the way they understand the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.(10 Marks)
2. Students are required to link this reflection to discuss their understanding of how cultural identity and
understanding influence health equity. This should draw from the definition of health used by CATSINaM definition of Aboriginal health which – means not just the physical well-being of an individual but refers to the social, emotional and cultural well-being of the whole Community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being, thereby bringing about the total well-being of their Community. It is a whole-of-life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life.-National Aboriginal Health Strategy (1989) (10 Marks)
3. Students are required to support their argument by referencing and acknowledging the material / lectures/
reading/ tutorials or other experiences that framed this new learning. (10 Marks).
4. Using APA 6 or 7th edition, a minimum of 10 references will be required to support your argument. (10 Marks).
Rubric
Assessment 3 Rubric
Assessment 3 Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeDepth of analysis and reflection
Students are required to reflect on their learning and discuss a new idea they have learnt this semester that has changed the way they understand the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 10.0 to 8.5 Pts
Sophisticated:
Paper goes beyond the assignment to explore the implications of arguments or evidence in new contexts or in particularly thoughtful, insightful, and/or original ways. Paper shows a nuanced grasp of theoretical perspectives and demonstrates the ability to apply these principles with facility to reflect and reveal a personal narrative that integrates an understanding of the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 8.5 to 6.5 Pts
Highly Competent
Paper fully meets the parameters of the assignment but does not exceed them. (and/or…) Paper demonstrates a good grasp of theoretical perspectives but some awkwardness in applying these principles to reflect and reveal a personal narrative that integrates an understanding of the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 6.5 to 5.0 Pts
Fairly Competent:
Paper does not address some aspects of the assignment. (and/or…) Paper demonstrates a somewhat shaky grasp of theoretical perspectives and awkwardness in applying these principles to reflect and reveal a personal narrative that integrates an understanding of the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 5.0 to 0 Pts
Not Yet Competent
Paper does not address the assignment. (and/or…) Paper is fails to demonstrate evidence of reflection or developing a personal narrative that integrates an understanding of the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeArgument
Students are required to link this reflection to discuss their understanding of how cultural identity and understanding influence health equity (using the CATSINaM definition). 10.0 to 8.5 Pts
Sophisticated:
Clearly and eloquently identifies a demonstrable and nuanced central argument Provides the reader with a clear sense of the nature of evidence that will follow. Reveals the organizational structure of the paper. Guides the reader smoothly and logically into the body of the paper. 8.5 to 6.5 Pts
Highly Competent
A demonstrable central argument. Gives the reader a reasonably good sense of the nature of evidence that will follow. 6.5 to 5.0 Pts
Fairly Competent:
Although demonstrable, the argument is not stated sufficiently clearly. (and/or…) Does not guide the reader throughout the paper. 5.0 to 0 Pts
Not Yet Competent
There is no discernable argument and /or the argument does not provide evidence of an understanding of how cultural identity and understanding influence health equity (using the CATSINaM definition).
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeEvidence
Students are required to support their argument by referencing and acknowledging the material / lectures/ reading/ tutorials or other experiences that framed this new learning. 10.0 to 8.5 Pts
Sophisticated:
Evidence used to support the central point is rich, detailed and well chosen. Evidence sections employ appropriate illustrations and/or quotations. The connection between argument and evidence is clearly and compellingly articulated in all cases. (Where applicable) Important opposing evidence (i.e. evidence that might seem to contradict your argument) is considered and convincingly refuted. 8.5 to 6.5 Pts
Highly Competent
Evidence used to support the central point is well chosen, though not particularly rich or detailed. The connection between argument and evidence is clearly articulated. (Where applicable) Some opposing evidence is considered and refuted. 6.5 to 5.0 Pts
Fairly Competent:
Connection between argument and evidence is not clearly articulated in all cases. (and/or…) (Where applicable) Consideration of opposing evidence is cursory or the evidence is not convincingly refuted. 5.0 to 0 Pts
Not Yet Competent
Evidence used does not clearly support the main argument. (and/or…) (Where applicable) Important opposing evidence is ignored, thereby weakening the central argument.
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeAcknowledgement clarity 10.0 to 8.5 Pts
Sophisticated:
Quotes are all properly attributed and cited using APA 6th edn. Throughout the paper, wording is precise and unambiguous. There is an introduction, discussion and conclusion. Sentence structure is consistently clear and lucid. There are no incomplete or run-on sentences. Quotations are all framed effectively in the text (i.e. integrated properly in terms of both grammar and meaning) and explicated where necessary. Paper is appropriately formatted and uploaded following assessment guidelines on Moodle. There are virtually no spelling or grammatical errors. 8.5 to 6.5 Pts
Highly Competent
Quotes are all properly attributed and cited using APA 6th edn. Paper is for the most part precisely worded and unambiguous. Sentence structure is mostly clear. Quotations are framed effectively in the text. Quotes are all properly attributed and cited. There are a few minor spelling or grammatical errors. 6.5 to 5.0 Pts
Fairly Competent:
Quotes are all properly attributed and cited using APA 6th edn. Wording is imprecise or ambiguous fairly often. (and/or…) Sentence structure is often confusing. (and/or…) Quotations are not framed effectively in the text. There are a number of spelling and grammatical errors. (and/or) in a few places, quotes are not attributed and cited. 5.0 to 0 Pts
Not Yet Competent
Paper is unacceptably sloppydoes not follow APA 6th edn conventions (and/or ) Quotes are frequently not attributed or improperly cited Throughout the paper, wording is imprecise or ambiguous. (and/or…) Sentence structure is consistently confusing. . Evidence of academic misconduct
10.0 pts