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ED5914 - Individual Researched Action Project

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • tutorial attendance and participation (10%)
  • assignments (10%)
  • interim project report (20%)
  • final project report (60%).

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

JCU Singapore, Mixed attendance, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching (to be advised)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Mixed attendance, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (to be advised)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.