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ED5914 - Individual Researched Action Project

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject is available to all students who possess a relevant undergraduate degree or diploma. All tasks must be negotiated with the subject coordinator/lecturer or nominated academic staff member.

In this subject you undertake an individual project that encourages an informed, action-oriented, leadership approach to building social and/or ecological capacity in your chosen setting. You will work with university staff to develop a research informed, action project and identify the resources and support needed to achieve the project's aim. Your project must (a) be sustainability and/or resilience focused; (b) concern an aspect of education, co-operative learning and/or communication; (c) be conceived within a researched perspective of social and/or social - ecological and/or ecological sustainable practice, and (d) involve creative leadership. You will develop knowledge and skills for innovating and managing a unique small-scale action project while gaining insight to effective strategies for fostering sustainability in a professional or community setting. ED5914 is an AQF level 9 subject. You will consolidate your knowledge of socio-ecological systems and processes as you undertake 130 hours of education, co-operative learning and/or communication project work.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate leadership in implementing a sustainability initiative;
  • source and demonstrate knowledge of contemporary literature, published resources, networks and programs for taking action for sustainability in a designated setting such as a workplace or community site;
  • implement effective strategies for fostering at least one aspect of sustainability in a designated setting based on principles of sustainability in practice established in the contemporary research literature relevant to a chosen area of practice;
  • implement a small scale program and/or develop materials and/or undertake a sequence of actions that encourage problem-based, action-oriented education, co-operative learning and/or communication for a particular aspect of social sustainability, social-ecological sustainability and/or ecological sustainability;
  • be able to communicate the researched action in various forms and forums.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Marcia Thorne
Lecturers: Mr Ashley Orth, Dr Marcia Thorne.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours - Online engagement through Learn JCU platform
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (10%); interim project report (20%); final project report (60%).

    JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 53
    Census Date 05-Dec-2019
    Face to face teaching (to be advised)
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
      Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (10%); interim project report (20%); final project report (60%).

      JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Face to face teaching (to be advised)
      Contact hours:
      • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
        Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (10%); interim project report (20%); final project report (60%).

        JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
        Census Date 11-Apr-2019
        Lecturer: Mr Ashley Orth.
        Contact hours:
        • 39 hours
          Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (10%); interim project report (20%); final project report (60%).

          JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
          Census Date 08-Aug-2019
          Lecturer: Mr Ashley Orth.
          Contact hours:
          • 39 hours
            Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (10%); interim project report (20%); final project report (60%).

            JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
            Census Date 05-Dec-2019
            Lecturer: Mr Ashley Orth.
            Contact hours:
            • 39 hours
              Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (10%); interim project report (20%); final project report (60%).

              Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.