COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PLA5CD

2018

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 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HUSS Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree or through subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA4CD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTake back the economyRecommendedGibson-Graham, J.K., Cameron, J. and Healy, P. (2013)Minnesota

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, presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Writing
Critical Thinking

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

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, presentation, project evaluation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Life-Long Learning

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

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, consultation plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Writing

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

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, program evaluation, consultation plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"This is taught in Block Mode as 5 x full day seminars and includes field visits."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment will test student comprehension of key concepts in community development, covered in Module 1.15 01, 04
Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community development, building on themes developed in Modules 2 and 3, and skills learned in-class.40 02, 03
Community consultation plan (2,500 words)This assessment consolidates the critical learning acquired throughout the subject, and asks students to consider how to apply practical tools and skills learned during in-class sessions.45 01, 02, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Three 7.0 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"This class is taught through weekly online engagement and 3 full day block sessions. Block sessions are to be scheduled for Fridays, end of Week 1, Week 3 and Week 5 of Winter Semester. Block classes to be held at Collins St campus if possible."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment will test student comprehension of key concepts in community development, covered in Module 1.15 01, 04
Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community development, building on themes developed in Modules 2 and 3, and skills learned in-class.40 02, 03
Community consultation plan (2,500 words)This assessment consolidates the critical learning acquired throughout the subject, and asks students to consider how to apply practical tools and skills learned during in-class sessions.45 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"This is taught in Block Mode as 5 x full day seminars and includes field visits."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment will test student comprehension of key concepts in community development, covered in Module 1.15 01, 04
Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community development, building on themes developed in Modules 2 and 3, and skills learned in-class.40 02, 03
Community consultation plan (2,500 words)This assessment consolidates the critical learning acquired throughout the subject, and asks students to consider how to apply practical tools and skills learned during in-class sessions.45 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Three 7.0 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"This class is taught through weekly online engagement and 3 full day block sessions. Block sessions are to be scheduled for Fridays, end of Week 1, Week 3 and Week 5 of Winter Semester. Block classes to be held at Collins St campus if possible."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment will test student comprehension of key concepts in community development, covered in Module 1.15 01, 04
Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community development, building on themes developed in Modules 2 and 3, and skills learned in-class.40 02, 03
Community consultation plan (2,500 words)This assessment consolidates the critical learning acquired throughout the subject, and asks students to consider how to apply practical tools and skills learned during in-class sessions.45 01, 02, 04