SERVICE LEARNING OR A RESEARCH INTERNSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY

HUM2SLC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The scope of studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences widen in this subject. Your studies escape the classroom. Depending on the instance, this subject provides an opportunity for students to work, either individually or else in a team, to help design and implement a project that either benefits a community organization or links to the work of a researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe. The individual projects arise as an internship with a Humanities and Social Sciences researcher at La Trobe University. Before enrolling, a student seeking an individual internship must apply formally and in writing to a La Trobe researcher, obtaining his or her permission to enrol. By contrast, the group projects arise from partnerships La Trobe University has already arranged with community organizations to work with groups of La Trobe students. A student seeking to join in a group project simply enrols in the subject in the normal manner. By using active reflection, and by learning beyond the classroom, students use a service learning in this subject relate their academic studies to the community.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HUS1FAS, HUS2NGP, 105 undergraduate CPs at any level, or subject coordinator approval. In the case of research internship, research approval and a designated them.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students cannot enrol in HUM2SLC after Week 32. Depending on the placement, students may be required to arrange (at their own expense) a Working with Children Check and Police Check before enrolment. The Coordinator of HUM2SLC has final approval over whether an individual research internship is consistent with HUM2SLC. La Trobe researchers are not obliged to accede to student request for an individual internship. In preparing an internship, students must secure the written approval of a La Trobe researcher, setting out the theme, the time period and the assessment tasks.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply your critical problem solving skills when identifying issues that affect the community

Activities:
1 day symposium, online modules, community project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Identify your role within a team, and comprehend group dynamics on decision making, leadership and problem solving

Activities:
1 day symposium, community project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Speak and write effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders

Activities:
1 day symposium, community project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Understand and be sensitive to issues of cultural and social diversity

Activities:
1 day symposium, online modules, community project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Work co-operatively with a local organisation to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to a community problem

Activities:
1 day symposium, community project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Week 33 Only"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 30.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via distance education.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online reflective modules (500 words equivalent)10 01, 04
One 1,000-word group project plan or individual research project plan.20 01, 02, 03, 05
One 10 minute group or individual presentation (2,000 words equivalent)2,000-word equivalent in the form of a talk, video, Sway, Pecha Kucha or other multimedia presentation. Groups will be a maximum of 5.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,000-word reflective essay on stakeholder or researcher agendas and methods.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05