Provides students with an overview of the contextual and theoretical elements of community development. Approaches to community development will be critically analysed using the contextual and theoretical elements and applying the process of community development to a variety of settings.
- What is community development?
- Debates about 'community' and 'development'
- Theoretical perspectives for community development
- Globalisation and community development
- Contexts of community development
- Approaches to community development
- Application to emergency management
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify the contextual factors that impact on community development work||Intellectual rigour|
|2||discuss principles and/or theoretical perspectives of community development||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||discuss community development practices and applicability to different situations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||differentiate between approaches to community development||Ethical practice|
|5||critically analyse the context in which community development work occurs||Intellectual rigour|
- Kenny, S, 2011, Developing Communities for the Future:Community Development in Australia.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)|
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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