Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Project PG (8769.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Post Graduate Level|| 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)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the project management cycle, focusing on monitoring and evaluating;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of various M&E approaches as well as familiarity with the critiques;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of various monitoring and evaluating tools including: Performance indicators; The logical framework approach; Theory-based evaluation; Formal surveys; Rapid appraisal methods; Participatory methods; Public expenditure tracking surveys; Impact evaluation; Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of participatory techniques in project management and monitoring;
5. Understand and apply competing theoretical perspectives and debates on project management and monitoring as well as to policy and practice; and
6. Demonstrate the skills required to articulate and present critique appropriate for studies at graduate level.
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Corequisites8770 Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG.
Assumed knowledgeFamiliarity with basic concepts in International Development.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Don McCallum|
No text book is required. Readings are available through the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessments are to be submitted via Canvas.
Supplementary assessment will only be provided in accordance with the Supplementary Assessment Policy. See section 5.4 in the Student Guide to Policies:
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.
No formal requirements. Attendance at the weekly classes is highly recommended.
Required IT skills
It is assumed that you are able to word-process, make use of the Canvas site, and make effective use of both the internet, and the library's databases and e-journals, for research purposes.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit simulates real-world scenarios and practices for monitoring and evaluating international development projects through assessment tasks and in-class activities