This unit is designed for students undertaking an approved postgraduate program in a number of Colleges within the Cluster of Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities. Students participate in an organised short-term or long-term study tour for the purposes of formal study combined with experiential learning in a particular culture and society. Through living, experiencing and engaging in different real-life intercultural interactions, students participate in a series of seminars hosted or organised by agencies, institutions or organisations approved by the students' course coordinators in respective Colleges.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ASX5000

Prerequisites

Completion of an Undergraduate degree

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect upon other cultures and societies through experiential learning;  
  2. Demonstrate a good understanding of a particular theoretical framework and/or practical skills through cultural lens;  
  3. Critically commentate upon the role of culture in ethical decision making or problem solving; and  
  4. Persuasively advocate their recommendations in both written and oral form to socially and culturally diverse audiences.  
  5. Demonstrate specific disciplinary knowledge and skills in areas of the negotiated content related course of study to provide a theoretical framework through which to anticipate and respond to authentic complex intercultural interactions;  
  6. Develop analytical skills to probe, critically review, decode and evaluate culturally significant objects;  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal 4 reflective journals completed during the study tour 30%
Presentation 20 minutes seminar presentation at the Community Development Symposium to various stakeholders 20%
Report Final report summarising key learning acquired from study tour, linking community development theories and principles 50%

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