Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Explores community engagement in higher education through the lens of community engaged scholarship. Community engaged scholarship refers to a mutually beneficial partnership with community through pedagogical or research activities. Principles to guide good community engagement practice will be identified through literature and case studies. Students will develop a plan to apply good practice principles to their work in either community based research or community engaged pedagogy in their own disciplinary context.

Unit content

Topic 1: Global and national context of university-community engagement 
Topic 2: Types of engaged practices in higher education 
Topic 3: Theoretical perspectives on community engaged scholarship and practice 
Topic 4: Community engaged scholarship 
Topic 5: Community engaged practice 
Topic 6: Reflecting on engagement

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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