Community Devel't Principles & Practice (5784.9)
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|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity;
2. Present arguments and ideas effectively;
3. Actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people;
4. Negotiate effectively; and
5. Create and present new ideas.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
As a level 1 unit students will begin to acquire the generic skills outlined above and over the coming years will refine them and develop others.
PrerequisitesAdvocacy and Inclusion or the permission of the unit convener or enrolment in course 158JA Bachelor of Public Health.
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Kenny,S. and Connors, P. (2017) Developing Communities for the Future: Community Development in Australia. 5th Edition Nelson ITP South Melbourne.
Ife, J. (2016). Community Development in an Uncertain World:vision, analysis and practice. Cambridge University Press.
Weekly readings will be placed onto the canvassite.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
As tests will all be uploaded to Canvas on the day in class.
Dot point synopsis and presntation to be uploaded to Canvas
Refelctive essay on skills will be uploaded to Canvas .
Students will be asked to confirm the following on the cover sheet available on Canvas. I certify that:
• the attached assignment is my own work and no part of this work has been written for me by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the lecturer/s concerned;
• material drawn from other sources has been fully acknowledged as to author/creator, source and other bibliographic details according to unit-specific requirements for referencing; and
• no part of this work has been submitted for assessment in any other unit in this or another Faculty except where authorised by the lecturer/s concerned.
The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
Date of Submission:
Word Count (if applicable):
Extensions: must be applied for before the due date
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected for an extension to be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Responsibility for understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit Convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
For a 3 credit point unit such as this the total notional workload over the semester is assumed to be 150 hours
You will have 3 hours face to face or equivalet contact per week - lectures, tutorials and peers group work (3 hours x 12 weeks =36 hours)
The remaing 114 hours should be spent in reading and preparation for tutorials, assessment item preparation and studying for tests.
Your participation in class activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Proficient use of general IT skills and Canvas is required.
No specific in-unit costs are applicable.
Work placement, internships or practicums
While no placement is involved in this unit, skills acquired will be directly related to workplace activities in your future career. Should you approach organisations or individuals for the purpose of gathering information appropriate to your assignments adherence of professional practice, principles and ethics must be observed. Participant confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays.