CONCEPTS OF COMMUNITIES

EDU1CC

2016

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject, students areintroduced to theoretical concepts and underlying values relating to anincreasingly diverse and changing society. The focus is the nexus of community,society, and contemporary schooling practices, positioning students to morefully understand the role of schooling and of educators within broadercommunities. Students consider local and global issues, and the impacts ofdiversity, poverty, and equity issues on children's schooling experiences.Through initiating and engaging in a community service-learning project,students are encouraged to identify, explore and reflect on their underlyingbeliefs, values and attitudes, in relation to their roles as educators. Theybuild on their knowledge of inclusion, and begin to comprehend the manychallenges and opportunities educators face in their efforts to support allchildren to excel. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation &Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation & Entrepreneurship entails developingthe ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, takingcalculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in thefuture.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of ReadingsPrescribedPrepared by Lauren JohnsonVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and explain how socio-cultural concepts and change construct people's behaviour, attitudes and values, including your own.

Activities:
Students participate in a series of lectures and tutorials throughout the semester. The tutorials offer workshop activities focusing on the set readings asking students to reflect in groups, discuss and justify their position on a range of issues within a supportive environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

02. Identify, articulate and reflect upon the links between yourself as a future educator and community member, community organisations, the local community and society in general.

Activities:
Students participate in a series of lectures and tutorials throughout the semester. The tutorials offer workshop activities focusing on the set readings asking students to reflect in groups, discuss and justify their position on a range of issues within a supportive environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

03. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of participating in community initiatives, with a focus on networking, partnerships and resolution of complex social problems.

Activities:
Students participate in a series of lectures and tutorials throughout the semester. The tutorials offer workshop activities focusing on the set readings asking students to reflect in groups, discuss and justify their position on a range of issues within a supportive environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a requirement of 20 hours of Community Service-Learning, which must be undertaken in the calendar year of enrolment in the subject."

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Community Service-Learning Proposal (500 words)This assessment item is focussed on the Community Service-Learning project, which is compulsory for the subject. This assessment item may be completed individually or in a group.15 01, 02, 03
Community Service-Learning Report (1,600 words)This assessment item is focussed on the Community Service-Learning project, which is compulsory for the subject. This assessment item may be completed individually or in a group.50 01, 02, 03
Essay (1,300 words)This assessment item must be completed individually.35 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a requirement of 20 hours of Community Service-Learning, which must be undertaken in the calendar year of enrolment in the subject."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Community Service-Learning Proposal (500 words)This assessment item is focussed on the Community Service-Learning project, which is compulsory for the subject. This assessment item may be completed individually or in a group.15 01, 02, 03
Community Service-Learning Report (1,600 words)This assessment item is focussed on the Community Service-Learning project, which is compulsory for the subject. This assessment item may be completed individually or in a group.50 01, 02, 03
Essay (1,300 words)This assessment item must be completed individually.35 01, 02, 03