This unit of study explores how a community development framework of practice can build more inclusive communities. Through discussion and analysis, experiential exercises, role-plays, and problem-solving tasks the unit of study aims to develop student skills and understanding of how to build the capacity of a community, in particular communities that have disparite elements such as a wealth divide, cultural diversity, generational differences, families and the elderly. Using a case study approach on a community the unit will utilise theories such as social inclusion, social capital and community advocacy and participation with the principles and practices of community development. The unit will consider the processes that can be utilised to build an inclusive community by also looking at a number of local communities.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):