|1.||Interrogate the central theoretical aspects of community development project design, implementation and evaluation, and exemplify contextualised practical application;|
|2.||Critically investigate and evaluate the successfulness and sustainability of community development projects;|
|3.||Creatively design, implement and monitor community action plans, strategies and projects that would contribute to professional practice; and|
|4.||Cogently advocate recommendations through corroborating evidence to a variety of audiences.|
|Assignment||Conduct a situational analysis of a community project.||35%|
|Project||Project proposal: it involves evaluating and designing of a community project, budgeting and timeline.||50%|
|Presentation||Presentation of situation analysis and new project that could address the community problems.||15%|
Participatory practice: community-based action for transformative change,
Ledwith, M & Springett, J 2010,
Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
Measuring progress: Community indicators, best practices and benchmarking. In Phillips, R & R.H. Pittman, An Introduction to Community Development,
Phillips, R. and Pittman, R. 2009
Using Mixed Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Experiences from International Development,
Bamberger, M. et al, 2010,
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