Community-Based Research (Part 1)

    Unit code: ASA6005 | Study level: Postgraduate
    24
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park
    AAA5002 - Research Methods
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
    Overview
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    Overview

    This unit is the first Community-Based Research unit, which is followed by Community Based Research (Part 2) Students are required to enter into a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contract relating to a community development project or program in an agency. The contract is negotiated between the university supervisor, agency supervisor and student, and specifies learning objectives and strategies in three areas: conceptual and policy; practical skills; and personal development. Students are required to participate in a number of key phases and activities of the program or project and write an assignment that outlines the processes and outcomes of the project.




    Students are required to participate in a number of key phases and activities of the program or project and write an assignment that outlines the processes and outcomes of the project.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Investigate to implement the skills and knowledge acquired in their international community development studies in a professional setting;
    2. Adapt competencies valued by employers for the sector (including: personal management and intercultural competence);
    3. Design and plan for implementation, a community development project proposal in an organisational environment (either in a community-based, regional, governmental or international setting) with reference to achieving organisational strategic outcomes;
    4. Predict and evaluate risks and suggest mitigating measures; and
    5. Critically reflect on research theory and methodologies.

    Assessment

    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Exercise
    |
    Grade: 30%
    WIL proposal
    Assessment type: Journal
    |
    Grade: 20%
    Placement learning journal
    Assessment type: Assignment
    |
    Grade: 50%
    Community Based Project Research Project proposal and plan.

    Required reading

    Students will be provided with an up to date text list via VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

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