11 . Appendix: Assessment Details
Assessment 1

Week Due Part A: Week 6 (in class)
Part
B: Week 6, Sunday by 11.55pm (AEST/AEDT)’

 

Assessment Type Media Analysis
Part A: Group Presentation (in class)

Part B: Written overview of nresentation

Weighting Part A: Group Presentation (30%)
Part B: Written overview of presentation (20%)
a. Articulate an understanding of social media as a space for expression,
solidarity and activism.
b. Demonstrate an understanding of the political economy of digital and social
media companies.
Aligned Leaming
outcomes

c. Use theory to look at specific digital and social media moments/ movements/
platforms.
d. Demonstrate a global understanding of the various challenges and
opportunities for social media for activism and advocacy.
e. Demonstrate practice skills linked to theories discussed, such as relationship
work, problem exploration, the process of assessment, networking, and
advocacy.

Length Part A: 20 minutes max + 10 mins Q&A
Part
B: 1,500 words

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Assessment 1 Details and Instructions
Assessment 1 Part A-
Group Presentation (In class)
In this assessment students are to form groups of 2-3 students and prepare a presentation. Pick one
of the following thematic areas for exploration:
• Feminist Activism Online
Disability Rights Activism Online
LGBTQI+ Rights Activism Online
Environmental Activism Online
Migrant Rights Activism Online
Ethnic/Culture/Race Rights Activism Online
In groups, students are to examine a particular social issue through its presentation in social and
digital media and focus on a specific case study campaign relating to this issue.
They are to prepare a presentation that includes:
a summary of the campaign and the social issue it addresses;
an analysis and critical evaluation of the social issue as expressed in the campaign in social
media and useful theoretical perspectives to understand this. Theories that could be applied
include public square theory, network theory or another theorisation that they feel would be
Unit Outline: SWSP3103 Social Media and Social Change V1 .0 (26108″2022) ACAP Australian
College
of
Applied
Professions
useful for the inquiry. This should also include a short evaluation of the effectiveness of the
campaign and relevant criteria to assess this.
• A question and answer section at the end that engages with the audience
The presentation will be approx. 15-20 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A.
The presentation should be clearty argued and engaging and can include visual aids, meaningful
quotes and use of social media, practice scenarios, case studies and other creative components.
Please avoid lengthy summaries of readings. Think of how you can engage your audience and
yourself in reflecting on the linkages between social work theories and practice.
Assessment Criteria – Assessment 1 Part A
The presentation will be marked according to the following criteria:
1. Demonstration of in-depth understanding of the selected social issue and its presentation in the
media
2. Analysis and critical evaluation of social issue using social media and theoretical perspectives.
3. Ability to clearly present your argumenV ideas in a manner which engages the audience
4. Well-balanced teamwork and individual contributions.
Assessment 1 Part B – Written Overview (lndlvldual)
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Students are to individually submit a 1,500-word overview of their presentation reflecting on the key
learnings they experienced from preparing and delivering the presentation. In addition, students are to
reflect on the group work that underpinned the presentation and outline how the group managed this
assessment including how tasks were divided equitably, decisions were made and communications
managed, highlighting areas that went well and others that could be improved. This written reflection
on the presentation is to
be submitted online at the end of Week 6.
Assessment Criteria – Assessment 1 Part B
The written overview will be marked according to the following criteria:
1. Describe the key learnings you experienced from developing and delivering the presentation in
relation to the social issue explored, the focus of the campaign and the utility of different theories
to understand this
2. Reflection about working in a group for this assessment task including group dynamics, modes of
communication and what this teaches you about the process of assessment, networking and
advocacy
3. Clarity of expression with attention to grammar, punctuation and spelling
4. At least 10 references cited using APA (7th edition)
How to do well In Asnssment 1 Part A
& 1 Part B
Select your group and start your research early
Read up extensively on your chosen social issue
Practice your presentation prior to delivery in class
Submit your written overview online
Unit Outline: SWSP3103 Social Media and Social Change V1.0 (26/08/2022) ACAP Australian
College of
Applied
Professions

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Marking Criteria: Assessment 1 Part B (Individual)
1. Key learnings from developing and delivering the
presentation are outlined
2. Well-developed reflection on group tasks (including
group dynamic, modes of communication and the
process of assessment, networking and advocacy
3. Clarity of expression with attention to grammar,
punctuation and spelling
4. At least ten references cited using APA (7th edition)
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Overall mark Assessment 1 Part B: /20
Total overall Assessment 1 Part A and Part B mark: /50
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