Engaging Communities in Change PG (9089.3)
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Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
In the delivery of this unit opportunities will include on-campus and off-campus options.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Compare and contrasted different conceptions of community engagement and development, philosophies and practices;
2. Analyse relevant local, national and international case studies;
3. Critically analyse the relationship between social justice, economic and political issues that impact on communities; and
4. Critically examine notions of empowerment; develop skills that foster community engagement.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 7683 Foundations of Community Development PG.
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There is no set text for this unit. Various essential readings and up-to-date resources will be provided on the Canvas site for each learning module. In each module students will be required to read specified essential readings and come to face-to-face seminars and/or the online learning community prepared to discuss and critically reflect on these readings. These readings will assist in the completion of assignment tasks. Supplementary (optional) reading will also be provided through Canvas. Some readings will be provided through E-Reserve in the library in addition to resources on the Canvas site. A list of readings will be provided when classes commence.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
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.
Provision of valid documentation
The unit is designed in 2-3 week Modules around key concepts. Content for each module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and online activities accessible via Canvas. Students are expected to interact with each other in class time and to undertake tasks collaboratively to extend the content of each module. Total unit instruction equates to 30 hours over the semester. Each week, the total time for study in the unit is expected to be around 10 hours. This includes, attending workshops, (re)listening to lectures, reading, engaging with learning materials, interacting with other class members and preparation of assignments.
Inclusion and engagement
Students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or other circumstances should inform their Unit Convener or Inclusion and Welfare as soon as possible so the necessary arrangements can be made.
Your participation in both class and online 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
Basic computing skills are required in this unit. This unit requires regular use of Canvas as a learning platform.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Although this unit has no work integrated placements, learning in this unit will be integrally linked to experiences in professional contexts.
This unit has been designed to meet the needs of educators in a range of contexts and disciplinary backgrounds. The unit draws on multiple theoretical perspectives from education, environmental humanities, sociology, history, human geography and psychology to inform and explain key concepts in the unit. This unit involves research-led education where active researchers and practitioners are involved in the delivery of this unit, and they share with students their passion for the research practice they are carrying out.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.