THE COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF JAMAICA
PROGRAMME: SOCIAL WORK
COURSE NAME: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICUM
CODE: SOWK1204 & SOWK2404
ASSESSMENT TYPE: COURSEWORK (PRACTICUM)
- MOVIE/ FILM ANALYSIS
1. The use of film and video in social work instruction is to evaluate social inequality, generalization, and sociopolitical setting (Lee & Priester, 2015; Van Wormer & Juby, 2016).
2. Standards of instructing and learning in social work instruction support the use of film both within the classroom and in inaccessible learning, with transformational learning permitting for the finding of change in the student (Sandlin, Redmon Wright & Clark, 2013), and of awesome significance to their field of practice. (Giles, Irwin, Lynch, & Waugh, 2010).
- A. Student will be asked to watch a film based on the Practicum Supervisor, Lecturer or Practicum Coordinator from the suggestions indicated below and write a critical reflection which requires students to connect their personal experiences with social, cultural, structural context and the content learnt throughout the programme.
- B. Student will engage in transformative learning, practice wisdom generated from professional social workers currently in practice and a process of critical reflection, the student is able to foster self-reliance and develop their own practice wisdom.
- C. This is vital in the transition from university to career and in professional identity development.
Suggestions of Social Work Films
Students can access films via free movie websites, Netflix and other internet related sources or apps on Google Play Store.
- Girl, Interrupted (1999) by American psychological drama film directed by James Mangold.
- The Burning Bed (1980) TV-movie adaptation written by Rose Leiman Goldemberg.
- I Am Sam (2001) American drama film co-written and directed by Jessie Nelson
- Precious (2009) American drama film, directed and co-produced by Lee Daniels
- The Glass Castle (2017) American biographical drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
REQUIREMENTS FOR FILM/ MOVIE ANALYSIS:
Description: A film analysis is not a review or summary of the plot; it should go deeper into analysis and reaction.
Instructions: Write a reaction paper to a film focussing on psychological, social and behavioural issues which fosters critical thinking among social work students.
Your reaction paper should include but not be limited to the criterion: (please see attached rubric)
|Criteria||Max Score||Your Score|
|Describe the film in general terms. Indicate the issues raised in the film? What do you see as the main purpose of the film with a social work background?||5|
|Identify at least TWO (2) ethical dilemmas that might arise in the film||4|
|Indicate ONE (1) legal framework within our Jamaican context that could be used to address any issue within the film||3|
|Explain the use of self in the helping relationship and resolving the issues identified in the film||4|
|Describe THREE (3) types of nonverbal and verbal communication identified in the film||6|
|Reactions to the film highlight your personal feelings and opinions about the issues showcased in the film; positions should be supported by relevant literature||6|
|Explain ONE (1) type of counselling approach that could be used in a specific scene to aid in resolving a problem/issue being experienced by the main character (s)||4|
|Research is important to social workers indicate ONE (1) data collection method that could be used to assist the Social Worker in finding more information on the issue.||2|
|Apply the most appropriate practice framework to the issues identified within the main characters environment in the film.||10|
|Recommend TWO (2) most appropriate coping strategies for the client using appropriate examples from the film||4|
|Explain the THREE (3) psychosocial aspects impacting the individuals close to the main character (s).||6|
|Identify the client’s systems evident in the film and explain TWO (2) social work skills that could be used by the Social worker assigned this case.||10|
|Create an eco-map to identify the main characters||5|
|Implications are clearly discussed identifying the groups within the writer’s context for which the implications relate; implications should clearly reference messages from the film and support ideas shared||6|
|Arguments presented are realistic, appropriate and show logical reasoning; language usage adheres to correct grammar and tense||3|
|Paper conforms to APA 7th guidelines for formatting and references.||2|