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Unit description

Provides students with support to undertake real-world collaborative active learning opportunities located in community organisations or settings and meets community needs through the application of disciplinary knowledge and practice. Develops skills that contribute to students' ability to act as ethical and socially responsible citizens through ongoing critical self-reflection, collaboration, active listening and dialogue.

Unit content

Students have the opportunity to participate in a community partnership project available through Live Ideas in collaboration with other enrolled students, the Unit Assessor, a member of a community organisation and practitioners from SCU Engagement. The nature and scope of the community partnership project will have been determined through a collaborative process and articulated through a completed collaborative agreement.

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate understanding of critical and active citizenship, including ethical and social responsibility, in their disciplinary contextEthical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate understanding of the concepts of teamwork, mutuality, reciprocity and respect in the context of a community partnershipEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
3show capacity for reflection on their experience demonstrated through reflective writingEthical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4demonstrate understanding of the range of participatory methods appropriate for collaborative partnership projectsIntellectual rigourLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of critical and active citizenship, including ethical and social responsibility, in their disciplinary context
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate understanding of the concepts of teamwork, mutuality, reciprocity and respect in the context of a community partnership
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. show capacity for reflection on their experience demonstrated through reflective writing
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate understanding of the range of participatory methods appropriate for collaborative partnership projects
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (4 weeks)
Assessment
Collaboration Agreement30%
Portfolio70%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks )
Assessment
Collaboration Agreement30%
Portfolio70%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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