PLANNING FOR SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS NEEDS

PLA4CIE

2020

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore how social, cultural and religious needs of an increasingly culturally, ethnically, religiously and linguistically diverse society can be addressed through secular planning policy and strategies that reflect Australia#s colonial history. In the context of high levels of migration from diverse countries into Australia, changing religious demographics influenced by migration as well transition within resident populations, it is necessary that future planners have the knowledge and skills to anticipate and cater to diverse cultural and social groups. It is necessary to identify such needs, and their spatial expression, within an intra-generational context of migration so planners can articulate the issues and advocate for more equitable and sustainable social infrastructure. This subject addresses the Latrobe's global citizenship essential.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPlanning for cultural diversityRecommendedInglis, Christine, 2008UNESCO, International Institute for Educational Planning
ReadingsImplementing diversity.RecommendedLoden, Marilyn, 1996.Chicago, IL: Irwin.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse different elements of diversity that lead to different planning needs at various spatial levels.

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials, Assessment 1 Short Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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)

02. Evaluate and critique relevant policies associated with multiculturalism and diversity in the planning sphere

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials, Assessment 2 Critical Review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Formulate strategies for inclusion of diversity in planning at town and neighbourhood level

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials, Assessment 3 Development Strategy
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Contact comprises face-to-face in Bendigo. It can include local field trips or other areas in Victoria or along the Vic border. Example combinations: 2 day class + 3 day field trip; 2 day class + 2 day field trip + 1 day independent study"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1,500 words)This assessment requires students to familiarise themselves with the scholarly literature.20 01
Critical Review (1,500 words)This assessment requires students to critically analyse material to demonstrate deeper understanding of key concepts.30 01, 02
Strategy Development Project (2,000 words equivalent)This assessment requires students to apply their theoretical knowledge to an applied task.50 01, 02, 03