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.
Completion of an Undergraduate degree
|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;|
|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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