SERVICE LEARNING IN THE COMMUNITY

HUM2SLC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an opportunity for students to work as a team designing and implementing a project that benefits a community organisation. By using active reflection, students relate their academic studies to the community within a service learning framework.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Delagas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have a Working with Children Check and Police Check before enrolment. Students cannot enrol after Week 32.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
1 day symposium, online module, community project

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

Activities:
1 day symposium, community project

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

Activities:
1 day symposium, community project

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

Activities:
1 day symposium, online module, community project

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

Activities:
1 day symposium, community project

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Limited number of community organisation project placements First 30 eligible students to enrol will be accepted

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Delagas

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"1 day symposium"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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 blended.
"30 hour community project"

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.0 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"4 self-paced online modules"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four online quizzes20 01, 04
One 1000 word group project plan20 01, 02, 03, 05
One 15 minute group presentation30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000 word reflective essay30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05