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Unit description

This unit covers the adoption and adaptation of new and alternate practices in agricultural and privately managed land systems; with a focus to deliver sustainable and regenerative outcomes. This is done by exploring the social, economic, and environmental drivers and barriers to adoption as well as looking at the interventions and innovations themselves. The content of this unit operates at both the broadscale (top-down) and individual landholding (bottom-up) levels, and should be useful to those interested in natural resource management, landholder engagement, and extension services.  

Unit content

  1. The process of landholder decision making and change adoption
  2. Understanding our landscapes; how we identify issues
  3. Social, cultural, and personal factors influencing change
  4. The economics of intervention, relative advantage and trialability
  5. Policy considerations for implementing change
  6. Conducting research in change adoption

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Analyse the process of landholder and resource management decision making and identify the drivers and barriers of adoption
2Integrate and apply transdisciplinary knowledge to inform policy and practice in agricultural systems and private landholdings for sustainable and regenerative outcomes
3Evaluate the role of research, ethics, and communication channels in implementing change
4Demonstrate presentation and discussion skills as relevant to natural resource managers and extension providers

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

  1. Analyse the process of landholder and resource management decision making and identify the drivers and barriers of adoption
  2. Integrate and apply transdisciplinary knowledge to inform policy and practice in agricultural systems and private landholdings for sustainable and regenerative outcomes
  3. Evaluate the role of research, ethics, and communication channels in implementing change
  4. Demonstrate presentation and discussion skills as relevant to natural resource managers and extension providers

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (6 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hrs (6 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (6 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hrs (6 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

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Fee information

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