The unit introduces students to concepts and practices in development and social economic change projects and programmes. Given the centrality of community participation in sustained development, the unit draws on evolving participatory practices used by the not-for-profits sector and other agencies and their governing bodies to engage communities in the whole project cycle, including decision making, implementation and monitoring, and evaluation. The main thrust of this unit is to enable students at the end of the study to design a project.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Assess models of project design;  
  2. Investigate and defend the need for, and applicability of project designs in a specific social and cultural context; and  
  3. Review and construct key components of a project design..  
  4. Integrate contemporary technology in project design.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Participatory situation analysis 30%
Exercise Design a proposed project 30%
Project Complete key components of design for a specified project 40%

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