SERVICE LEARNING IN THE COMMUNITY

LTU2SLC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The La Trobe online subject " Service Learning in the Community" provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to undertake 100-120 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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesCommunity project plan, reflective essay, online modules, self-reflective progress report, video pitch.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents 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 research internship is consistent with LTU2SLC. La Trobe researchers are not obliged to accede to student request for an individual research internship. In preparing an individual research internship, students must secure the written approval of a La Trobe researcher, setting out the theme, the time period and the assessment tasks.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required80-100 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsDepending on the placement, students may be required to arrange (at their own expense) a Working with Children Check and Police Check before enrolment. The requirements can vary, depending on the student’s placement.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply your critical problem solving skills when identifying issues that affect the community
02. Reflect on and evaluate events, experiences and learning journey in face-to-face and online settings
03. Demonstrate and evidence the La Trobe Cultural Qualities (Innovative, Care, Accountability, Connected)
04. Communicate effectively and across diverse stakeholders written and verbally
05. Work co-operatively with a local organisation to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to a community problem

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMollie Dollinger

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 100.00 h problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Four 1.50 h scheduled online class every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Discussion Forums

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Community Project Plan (500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Self-Reflective Progress Report (200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Video Pitch/ Presentation (4-5 minutes)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective Essay (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4