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.
Introduction must be as follows : It has been argued that cultural capabilities 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 work spaces.
In assessment 2, you made connections between cultural self-awareness and cultural intelligence. Assessment 3 asks you to articulate your understanding of cultural capabilities building on these concepts in a formal written report form.
Choose a video scenario to observe and analyse from the six options provided below these instructions.
Using an excerpt from a media clip of people interacting within a ‘space’, write a report that:
· Summarises and describes observations of the interactions related to aspects of cultural capabilities in the video clip.
· Analyses (with formal references) the safe and unsafe aspects of the scenario including the physical location and interactions between actors.
And, based on the scenario shown in your chosen clip,
· Provide recommendations for creating or sustaining this scenario as a culturally safe space.
Formatting the Report
Report Layout: You will need to include sections and subsections in the report (see further on in these instructions). Report sections and sub-sections should include numbered headings. Where there are sub-sections these should also be numbered and titled. (All sections, except the Title of Report, Table of Contents and References, should have numbered headings.) Word counts are only a guide, but indicate relative importance of the sections, which will be reflected in the marking weighting for each section (see the marking criteria sheet for more information).
Formal Language: Academic and formal reports use only third person, which means that first person (personal) language (e.g. I, my, we, etc.) is not used. Use of slang or contractions (i.e. using won’t instead of will not; using don’t instead of do not) should be avoided, and so on. (Please see further information on formal, academic writing in the Tools section further on in these instructions.)
Font size and type: Use font size 12. You may use font type Calibri, Arial or Times New Roman.
Margins: Use Default margin, 2.54cm.
Line Spacing: 1.5 line spacing.
Header: Place the following information in the assignment header: The Unit (CUC107), and the number and title of the Assignment item.
Footer: Place the following information in the assignment footer: Student name, student number and page number.
File name: When saving your report, ‘save as’ type Word document, and with the following details in the file name: name-unit number-assessment number (e.g. John_Green_CUC107_Assessment_3).
Hint: If you need help with formatting contact your tutor, the library staff or an ALLSP instructor.
Report Sections and Sub-sections
(Note: Do not include the word count and the section instructions below in your report. This is only provided as information to help you in preparing the report.)
Title of Report: This should be on a separate page and is not numbered. Include the title, your name and student number, and the date. The title should include the name of the video and describe what the report will do.
Table of Contents: This should be on a separate page and is not numbered. A table of contents provides a list of the Sections and Sub-sections that you have used in your report, and the page on which they start. (The Section titles should be aligned on the left-hand side of the page, with the sub-sections indented. The page numbers where each section and sub-section begins should be aligned on the right-hand side of the page.)
1. Introduction (approx. 200 words): Briefly explain background, aim and scope of this report. Include the following sub-sections in the introduction. 1.1 Background An orientation to the topic of cultural capability and safe spaces. 1.2 Aim Tell the reader what the report aims to do – i.e. It will provide a summary, description and analysis of an example of a safe or unsafe space, and will recommend improvements to improve the safety of the space where appropriate. 1.3 Scope Explain what the report will focus on, including what video, what particular scenes you will be discussing, and if the example depicts a safe or unsafe space.
2. Summary and Observations (Approx. 350- 400 words): This section will include two sub-sections. 2.1 Summary of the Video Clip: Include the name of the TV Show or movie, the season and episode if it is a TV show or year released for a movie. Your summary needs to briefly include the following details:
· the name of the TV show or movie
· a reference to the multi-media clip that you will choose to illustrate safe (or unsafe) spaces
· 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
· any relevant background information to understand the scene
· identification of the key characters
2.2 Observations: Identify the behaviours and scenarios in the video that are evidence of the cultural safety issues displayed in the video. 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, and displays of or lack of cultural intelligence. It is a good idea to include a Table to set out your observations.
· Words used in a table are not counted in the word count.
· If you use a table, remember that it will need to be introduced, and a number and title provided, as per below. (Note replace highlighted instructions with your own words):
Analysis: (700-800 words):
IIn this section you should demonstrate your understanding of the key concepts covered in the unit.
Using relevant literature, together with your observations in section 2 of key elements within the video clip, analyse whether each scene is a safe or an unsafe space and explain why.
You will need to support your claims about whether each scene is a safe or unsafe space with readings and definitions of the concepts that comprise cultural safety: cultural intelligence, cultural capabilities and cultural safety. 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 with direct eye contact and using a calm tone of voice 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.
This example shows how the student has:
· First identified an example of cultural intelligencefrom the video clip
· Second provided a definition of cultural intelligence from one of her readings
· Third explained how the behaviour in this example relates to the definition
Hint: To improve clarity, your analysis may include numbered sub-headings to highlight and structure key issues or reasons that you have identified in your video as important to whether the space represented there is safe or not safe (e.g. 3.1 Empathy, 3.2 Intercultural Communication, 3.3 Awareness of Body Language, 3.4 Culture Shock, and so on).
Please note: You will need to include at least six references altogether, including one for the video, and at least two of these should be material from independently researched sources other than those included in the unit materials. Reference to relevant unit readings must also be included.
4. Recommendations (150 – 200 words): Based on your analysis section, make recommendations for how situations in the video may be changed using cultural capabilities to make this a safer space. The recommendations that you make should tie in very closely to your discussion in the analysis section. If the scenario is already safe, identify what aspects of the scenario have been important in making it safe.
5. Summary and Conclusion (approx. 100 words): Summarise the main ideas. What did your chosen video show about safe spaces, and what actions needed to be taken to make it a safe space, if anything? Hint: No new material or references should be included here. References: This should be on a separate page and is not numbered. Include all of the readings that you have mentioned throughout your report. You need to have at least six references. Hints:
· Only readings that appear in your report should be placed in the Reference list. All readings that appear in your report should be placed in the reference list. (If you refer to readings for information, mention these readings in your Summary and Observation, Analysis and/or Recommendations section and then include them in your reference list.)
· Include the video in the reference list. See the APA Style Guide for how to reference multi-media items.
· Remember that the reference list should be in alphabetical order, and for APA Style, uses a hanging indent.
· The References, Title page, Table of content page, and words in your observation table, are not counted in your final word count.