Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG (8770.4)
|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 successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the project cycle, emphasising the planning and design activities;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of various approaches to project planning and design and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches;
3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of participatory techniques in project planning and design;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical perspectives and debates to practice and policy issues;
5. Recognise the diversity in the theoretical perspectives, that leads to alternative and competing possibilities for analysis and action; and
6. Demonstrate the skills required to articulate and present critique appropriate for studies at post-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 - 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
Dialogue, communication and liaison are important attributes in international develoment and students are expected to engage with one another, the teaching staff and the broader international development community via in-class discussion, using the online tools, academic resources and of thier own volition.
Assumed knowledgeFamiliarity with basic concepts in International Development.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Don McCallum|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Don McCallum|
There are no required textbooks.
However, there are folders on the Canvas site which contains project design documents, online videos, guides and manuals for your information. The suggested readings are also a useful resource if you wish to learn more about a particular topic.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items need to be submitted in soft-copy to the appropriate dropbox on the unit website.
Students should confirm the academic integrity by signing on soft copies of their assignments the following declaration:
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.
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.
Regular attendance is recommended as it will assist you in learning the course effectively. To enhance your understanding of the seminar and workshop activities, you are expected to read the required readings before class.
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
No workplacement or internships will be offered.
Special assessment requirements
Please consult with the unit convenor at the start of the semester of you have any special needs, or alternatively, consult the disabilities office.
Supplementary assessment will only be provided in accordance with the Supplementary Assessment Policy. See section 5.4 in the Student Guide to Policies:
Use of text-matching software
The University of Canberra has available, through LearnOnline (Canvas), text-matching software that helps students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understandings of academic integrity. Known as URKUND, the software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts. Click here for further information on how to submit your essay via the URKUND text-matching software.