Co-Design and Deliberative Engagement G (11796.2)
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| UC - Canberra, Online
|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
The growing popularity of co-design and deliberative engagement provokes critical questions for the policy community: What are the most effective ways of involving stakeholders in the policymaking? How can co-design and deliberative engagement processes be designed, implemented and evaluated? What can we learn from the global best practices as well as 'failed cases'?
This unit invites students of public policy to take a deep dive into the power and limits of participatory forms of policymaking. Each week, we will examine a policy area where various forms of multi-stakeholder engagements are applied, characterise debates in designing and implementing co-design and deliberative engagement, and introduce their principles and core design features. Using global case studies and micro-podcasts from world-leading experts on open government and participatory innovations, this unit aims to provoke critical reflection on what it means to meaningfully collaborate with different stakeholders in contemporary times.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop mastery of co-design and deliberative engagement processes, including the identification of policy areas and stages in the policy cycle;
2. Examine cases of citizen participation globally to develop options for co-design and deliberative engagement relevant to various policy areas;
3. Analyse the rigours and constraints of the design and implementation of co-design and deliberative engagement processes; and
4. Evaluate the design and implementation of co-design and deliberative engagement processes that motivates iterative learning and informs decision-making. Assess the effectiveness and shortcomings of participatory and deliberative innovations.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
|Teaching start date
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 1
|15 January 2024
|Dr Adele Webb
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 5
|26 August 2024
|Dr Hans Asenbaum
None - there is no specific textbook required for this unit.
Access to the key readings is provided through library access on Canvas.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums