COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PLA3CD

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with an orientation to community development, community centredness, community structures and evaluating perspectives and frameworks. We will also cover: dealing with diversity in residents and stakeholders; vision setting; how to achieve common goals; moving from visions to action; strategies for multi-level interventions; understanding differences; conflict management; working with volunteers and non-paid participants; competent communities; and identifying useful outcomes.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA4CD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunity development,PrescribedIfe, J.LONGMAN 1998

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess how community development relates to contemporary notions of 'sustainability'.

Activities:
Lectures, discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Assess the influence of science, politics, economics and culture on the evolving nature of community development

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

03. Critique what community development is in practice.

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, porgram evaluation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Evaluate the major debates concerning community development aims, methods, applications, and effectiveness.

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, program evaluation, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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