DEVELOPMENT AND DISADVANTAGE PLACEMENT

DST3DDP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are offered an intense learning-by-immersion experience into the theory and practice of international development in a developing country through a placement in an in-country development organisation. The development organisation may include non-government organisations and development-related academic research centres working in the areas of community development, displacement, refugee services and advocacy, human rights, gender and development, environment, and sustainable development. The placement, seminars and written assignments will focus on students' learning and reflection about the theory and practice of development.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Development (ABID) and Associated double degrees (HZHSID and SZASID) and completion of DST2CTD, DST2GAD or ANT2DGC AND coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT2DDD, ANT3DDD, DST2DDP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students need the approval of the subject coordinator and to meet overseas placement criteria to enrol in this subject.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Conduct participant observation and summarise research and arguments using relevant literature.

Activities:
Journal, field notes report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Life-Long Learning
Writing
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Speaking

02. Critically analyse the impact of historical and contemporary global processes on social groups in developing countries.

Activities:
Journal, field notes report, research essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Life-Long Learning
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

03. Critically reflect on and apply key ethical and cultural issues in development.

Activities:
Journal, field notes report, research essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing

04. Evaluate and apply knowledge of development approaches to solve problems.

Activities:
Journal, field notes report, research essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Life-Long Learning
Teamwork
Creative Problem-solving

05. Evaluate and apply social science perspectives to understanding cultural practices and issues.

Activities:
Journal, field notes report, research essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

06. Produce a sustained, complex written essay that critically evaluates the development organisation (its program, methods, approach, etc.) in relation to a specific development issue.

Activities:
Research essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

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