DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE

DST5DIP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides foundational knowledge and skills on development practice for postgraduate coursework students. Guest speakers from various agencies share their experiences of the development field, providing students with an opportunity to draw on professional expertise. Students are introduced to key development tools, processes and debates surrounding the implementation of development projects.On completion students will be familiar with grant proposal writing, practical tools used in development intervention, and with debates about the best forms of development intervention. In this subject, students develop and deploy a tool kit of practical techniques and strategies to address sustainability and development challenges that transcend borders, in culturally aware ways that promote community agency and social cohesion.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrooke Wilmsen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of International Development and nested degrees.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC3DIP or DST3DIP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply advanced knowledge of good development practice keeping in mind interactions between natural, socio-political, economic and cultural systems

Activities:
Seminar discussions, reading, research and writing of briefing report and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically analyse "development practice" using texts and self-reflection.

Activities:
Group discussions, reading, research and writing of briefing report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Design specific solutions to defined problems based on advanced research and critical thinking.

Activities:
Individual research, reporting back to class, discussion of class readings, feedback on individual assessments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Write professionally on development issues in order to contribute to a sustainable future.

Activities:
Seminar on sample writing modes, completion of briefing report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrooke Wilmsen

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Facilitation and Artefact (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 04
Group Project Proposal (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Research Essay (3000 words)70 01, 03