Each answer has a strict word count of between 450-500 words. Use at least 4 ACADEMIC references for each question
Refer to the instructions attached on FLO (i.e. quick & dirty tips) before attempting the questions.
Question 1 is compulsory, you must answer it.
1. While probing the theoretical meanings of Blackness, Aboriginality and whiteness and how they are framed, politicised, and/or (re)claimed, discuss how a critical understanding of the issues of race, as well as the historical and cultural context aids a discussion on the contemporary issues facing Indigenous Australians.
You may then choose any 3 of the remaining 6 questions
2. Paulo Freire in his famed book pedagogy of the oppressed coined the term conscientization to illustrate how the marginalised can develop a critical consciousness to avert their oppressive realities. Drawing from this theoretical insight discuss why this approach is important for both community and social development.
3. In Australia, the Social Work profession has been accused of being too white. Discuss this statement using relevant theoretical insights, and highlight the importance of employing decolonizing strategies in community development as a tool of sustainable social change.
4. A Ted talk by renowned African feminist and author Chimamanda Ngozi provides us with a clear explanation of the danger of a single story. Drawing from critical theories and relevant readings, discuss how this relates to the importance of developing a sociological imagination in community and social development and provide a relevant example.
5. Drawing from our reading of Margaret Ledwiths book: Community Development: A critical Approach, develop a possible scenario and illustrate how you might employ your critical understanding of anti-oppressive and Human rights theories to guide an intervention in social work practice.
6. The mantra The personal is political is a famous feminist phrase that suggests that personal experiences are not really personal but tied up to broader power structures. Discuss using critical feminist theories and provide relevant examples.
7. Thompsons PCS model of community development as illustrated in Ledwiths book highlights the interconnectedness of individual and society. Discuss the relevance of this model in critical practice and how you might employ its use in your own work.