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Credit points: 30

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 notions and participation. Key areas 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 ensure good line of sight in program implementation; and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSheila Scopis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Master of International Development and related double masters (AMID/AMIDV/AMIDH/HZHPHID/HZPHID), Graduate Diploma of International Development(AGDST) or Graduate Certificate of International Development (ACDST).


Incompatible subjects DST4FMD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is in teach out-mode and is only available to students who enrolled at La Trobe University before January 2016. Students commencing after this date should enrol in the subject DST5MDF which is the 15 point version of DST5FMD.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

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

02. Enhanced ability to describe and critically analyse the strengths and limitations of different management methods and approaches.

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

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