Sustainability in Professionals Educational Factsheet

Assessment Type Educational FactsheetWeighting 50%Aligned UnitLearningOutcomes b) Define practice that promote personal, professional and community wellbeingd) Illustrate the role of disciplines and professions in fostering sustainable communitiesLength 1000 words (excluding references)*Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)/Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Check your time zone to ensure that you submit your assessment on time. If required, use a time zone converter.Assessment Details and Instructions
PurposeThe purpose of an educational factsheet is to provide practical, field-related information on: The role of the helping professions in fostering sustainable communities for a specific target audience conveyed effectively, clearly and concisely through both text and graphics.
ProcessTo complete this task, select ONE community-based sustainability issue that is related to the work submitted for Assessment 1 and think critically about the role of helping professions in fostering sustainability with respect to this issue. Identify a relevant target audience (e.g. community groups, students) and then consider how to convey facts about the sustainability issue in an effective and communicative manner.
The resulting document will be 2 pages, with the first page being the fact sheet and the second page being a reference list. References are excluded from the 1000-word limit. Students will be given a chance to learn about the construction of Educational Factsheets and effective communication in this format during weekly seminars.
The assessment is required to consist of:
• A 2-page electronic factsheet. This factsheet may be A3 or A4 size and presented in portrait or landscape format• Page 1: The 1000-word Educational Factsheet specific to the nominated general topic of: The role of the helping professions in fostering sustainable communities. Choose a more specific topic within this broad area, using your Assessment 1 work as a guide. This will help you to select information and target this information correctly towards the relevant audience• Page 2: The APA formatted reference list is located on the second page of the factsheet.
The steps below can be used as a guide when completing Assessment 2:• Watch the video uploaded by your lecturer on Moodle in the ‘Assessment Information’ section that explains Assessment 2 and the process involved• Become familiar with possible designs and structures of Educational Factsheets. See the examples included in the assessment section of the online class space as a guide• Decide on the issue you will communicate in your Factsheet• Decide on the audience for your Educational Factsheet (e.g., community members; mental health professionals; student counsellors; industry partners).• Draw on your personal learning environment skills to think about how to collect, connect, reflect, and share information for this factsheet (these skills were developed throughout the formative assessment)• Design a factsheet drawing on the sections outlined below (and using the examples provided as a guide):o Facts – What is the context? This section aims to raise awareness for the reader. This could be represented in images. Include facts that would engage your target audience and inform them about the issue. All facts are required to be supported with an appropriate academic reference.o What the issue is and the impact on or responsibility of your chosen helping profession. For example, why should counsellors or psychologists be motivated to act on climate change? How does this issue impact the industry?o Approach – What action can the audience take? This can include tips and advice.o Further information – Where can the audience go for more information?
• Ensure that appropriate references are provided and included on page 2 of the document• Prepare and submit assessment documents and upload to the class space Dropbox(Turnitin):o Signed cover sheet (include link) o Factsheet with reference listTips to remember:• Try to break your work down into chunks – focusing on small sections each time you study helps to beat procrastination!• Have the marking criteria close by when preparing your assessment; this is helpful for staying within the guidelines• Remember your feedback from previous assessments. What did you do well? What were some areas for improvement? Try to apply this feedback to Assessment 2 – this is a great way to improve your writing skills• If you feel stuck, reach out! Some ways in which you can receive further support when completing this assessment: o Post a question in the Discussion Forum o Contact your lecturer o Ask questions in classo Get in touch with Student Learning Support – either make an appointment or browse the resources available on their website