Examines the context of international community development through an exploration of key issues, policies and players. The evolution of the nature of 'giving' is explored and how colonisation impacted on the process. Case studies are explored in developing societies focusing on issues world wide.
Module 1: Definitions and a theoretical context for international community development
Topic 1 Community development in an international context
Topic 2 What is development?
Topic 3 Differentiating between aid and community development
Topic 4 Colonisation and imperialism
Topic 5 Globalisation
Topic 6 Neo-liberalism and economic rationalism
Module 2: Community development practice internationally
Topic 7 Key international players in global development
Topic 8 Human rights in a local, national and international context
Topic 9 Community development practitioners
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||differentiate between aid, community development and development||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the current international perspectives in international community development||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically analyse the historical and contemporary international influences that effect community development||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify the involvement of both local and international organisations in community development||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||complete an analysis of aid provision and community development practices in another country||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|6||discuss human rights issues in an international context.||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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