WS5103 - Community Development
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Arts & Social Sciences
A variety of theoretical and practical approaches to community development work will
be explored in this subject, through a guided reading program and the use of Australian
and international case studies. In particular, this subject seeks to develop a critical
analysis of the practice of community development through assessment of the social,
political and ideological contexts in which it is practised.
- a critical understanding of the social, political and ideological context of community
- an awareness of a range of theoretical and practical approaches to community development;
- an awareness of the micro and macro processes essential to successful community development
- to locate community development work within the broader social welfare/social change
arena and development and other forms of social welfare/social change practice.
- The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
- The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
- The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
- The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
- The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
- The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
- The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate,
organise and present information.
|Study Period 1,
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012
||Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis
|Method of Delivery:
||essays (50%); discussion paper (50%).
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