COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PLA4CD

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will engage with the complex question of how to create positive change at the community level. We discuss examples drawn from areas of health, the economy, gender, urban and rural settings in domestic and international contexts. The course leads students through anĀ  investigation of what community development is, how it gets done and who does it, and teaches basic techniques and approaches to practice.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in a postgraduate degree, or enrolment in ABURE, ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD, or co-ordinator's approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critical understanding on the central tenants for community development and key debates, especially in relation to how community development programs seek to effect change.

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

02. Comprehension of how different community development approaches engage with economic, cultural, environmental, gender and political concerns.

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

03. Familiarity with a range of tools in community development practice with a focus on participatory practice.

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

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

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

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