Demonstrate your understanding of the assigned materials from this Unit
Reflect on its significance
Discuss its application in the practice of social work
So answer these questions in paragraph form:
What?- what did you read and see? what are the main themes and key points assigned in this Unit? What did you study about? Give a synopsis.
So What?- why is this important to social workers? Why do you care? What are the implications? To children, families, communities, our culture as a whole?
Now What?- now that you are aware of the content of this Unit, how will you adapt your future work as a social worker? What should child welfare agencies do based on the content? What about society as a whole? Basically, micro/meso/macro ways in which we can adapt and improve based on the assigned content of the unit.
Summarizing the assigned content (What?) should only be a preface to the real work of the paper. Discussing the significance of the content (So What?) and the actual or hypothetical application of the content into practice (Now What?) are the core components of the reflection.
Since the essay is expected to be original work, if you incorporate quotations or material from other sources, it must be cited as such in APA format. Generally, papers will be graded on the depth of reflection, the way that you incorporate both theory and experience, and the effectiveness of the written communication. The rubric for this assignment clarifies specific expectations for both reflection content and writing effectiveness.
• Demonstrates a complete and thorough reflective cycle • Is of the assigned length, and all content contributes to the paper • Shows mastery of the core content of the Unit and discusses fully its application in a specific environment
Writer expresses relationships among ideas; careful and subtle organization enhances effectiveness of communication
Mastery of grammar, spelling, mechanics enhances the effectiveness of communication.
Rich supporting details enhance the effectiveness of communication.
Sentence variety enhances style and effectiveness of communication.
• Material needing citation is appropriately cited and enhance the content. • No errors in the application of the APA 5th edition