DEVELOPMENT AND DISADVANTAGE PLACEMENT

DST2DDP

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 and disadvantage 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 2 - 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 DST3DDP, ANT2DDD, ANT3DDD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. 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:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Apply knowledge of development approaches to solve problems.

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

03. Apply social science perspectives to understanding cultural practices and issues.

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

04. Conduct participant observation and summarise research outcomes.

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

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

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

06. Reflect on and apply key ethical and cultural issues in development.

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

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