FIELD METHODS AND RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT: SOCIAL CHANGE IN PRACTICE

DST5MDF

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will explore issues of project design and implementation in complex situations. Students will be challenged to move from traditional program management approaches, which presuppose a linear and stable environment, to more interactive strategies. Particular attention will be given to methods and processes that promote notions of inclusion and participation. Key areas will include: identification of entry points for change; understanding theories of change; working from a politically informed perspective; working with and through coalitions; leveraging on inclusion as a way to strengthen and broaden strategies for change; and Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E).









SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

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 related Double Degree or through subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DST4FMD, DST5FMD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate a greater understanding of different research and program management approaches which contribute to development.

Activities:
Group discussions, seminars, oral presentation, research exercise and project.

02. Describe and critically analyse the strengths and limitations of different field and research and program management methods and approaches.

Activities:
Group discussions, seminars, oral presentation, research exercise and project.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case Study Analysis (3,000 words)60 02, 01
Program Proposal (1,500 words)30 01, 02
In-class Exercises and Presentations (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02