SERVICE LEARNING IN THE COMMUNITY

LTU2SLC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The La Trobe online subject Service Learning in the Community provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to undertake 80 hours of volunteering and service learning placements in a community setting -either within Australia or overseas. Students engage in a professional setting that promotes the development of active citizenship, social responsibility and in-depth community knowledge. Service learning  includes the opportunity to combine hands-on community service with theoretical platforms of reflection and evaluation - a skill that enhances students' employability and self-awareness. In self-sourced community placements, students learn to understand and meaningfully interact with a variety of factors driving, challenging and enriching local communities. 

SchoolStudent Success

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 120-credit-points of completed study in a degree course at La Trobe and subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students cannot enrol in LTU2SLC after the second week of the teaching period. Depending on the placement, students may be required to arrange (at their own expense) a Working with Children Check and Police Check before enrolment. The Subject Coordinator has final approval over whether an individual placement is consistent with LTU2SLC.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe how the service learning placement contributes to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Activities:
Community project plan, reflective essay, online modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Create a service learning project plan; monitor and report on progress and outcomes of the plan

Activities:
Reflective essay, self-reflective progress report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)

03. Demonstrate and evidence the La Trobe Cultural Qualities (Innovative, Care, Accountability, Connected)

Activities:
Reflective essay, community project plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Reflect on and evaluate events and experiences that occurred during a service learning placement

Activities:
Community project plan, discussion modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Reflect on the effectiveness of your written and verbal communication skills within a team setting

Activities:
Community project, reflective essay, self-reflective progress report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJason Brown

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJason Brown

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJason Brown

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJason Brown

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJason Brown

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Self directed online readings and activities"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Discussion Forums20 01, 03, 04
Community Project Plan (500 words)20 01, 02, 03
Self-Reflective Progress Report (500 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective Essay (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05