A personal Reconciliation Action Plan

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Assessment objective

Develop a personal Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Introduction

For more than a decade, Reconciliation Australia has supported corporate, not-for-profit and government organisations to develop Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) through its workplace RAPs program.

RAPs are practical plans of action built on relationships, respect and opportunities to provide a framework for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation. In doing so, organisations can work to create social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Through its Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning program, Reconciliation Australia has provided an education-based model for action that combines the existing framework (Relationships, Respect and Opportunities) with an education-specific framework featuring actions in the classroom, around the school or early learning service, and with the community. Narragunnawali RAPs support schools and early learning services in making a formal commitment to reconciliation, serving as a practical framework that can be actively implemented to drive positive change.

While it is important to remember that a RAP represents the actions of an entire organisation, this assessment task is designed to help you think about some of the small but significant actions that you can take as an individual to support reconciliation in your personal life.

At the beginning of the semester, you will be advised that part of this unit involves the development of a Personal Reconciliation Action Plan (PRAP). You will be required to submit a PRAP early in the semester. Towards the end of the semester, you will submit a review of what you have been able/not been able to achieve in that time.

Assessment

AssessmentAssessment A: Develop a Group Reconciliation Action Plan (GRAP)

The plan and its implementation is a group effort underlining that reconciliation initiative is a collective endeavour.

  1. Submit 3 actions that your group (2-4 members) plans to engage in to support reconciliation, including a timeframe for these actions, to your tutor. Provide a brief report on your experiences/actions, with 250 word reflections on each action.
  2. Investigate the Reconciliation Australia website for information about RAPs including events at http://www.reconciliation.org.au/
  3. The RAP should seek to contribute to solving a local reconciliation challenge by building relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Reconciliation Action Plan (1000 words): Action plan (250 words) + Report on outcomes (750 words)

Assessment B: Develop a Personal Reconciliation Action Plan (PRAP)

  1. Submit three actions that you plan to engage in to support reconciliation in your personal life, including a timeframe for these actions, to your tutor.
  2. A RAP is a commitment to engage in actions within a time frame that will contribute to reconciliation.
  3. Your task is to commit to 3 actions that will deepen your understanding of how you could contribute to a fairer and more just Australia over the course of the semester.
  4. When required, submit a brief report on your experiences/actions, with a 250 word reflection on each action. This reflection should include what you were able to do/not do in terms of your plan and discuss any limitations.