EV5011 - Contemporary Issues in Development Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)
Available to postgraduate students admitted to the Master of Development Practice
This subject provides an overview of the critical components of contemporary development
practice. It develops a detailed understanding of the practice of development, the
main actors, ideologies, theories and programs and current global issues and priorities
in this rapidly developing area of study. It identifies the tools used by development
practitioners, including planning and participatory tools, communications, funding
and delivery mechanisms. Students will acquire knowledge of the application of science
to development, including the concepts of technical assistance versus shared learning.
Other topics to be examined include: the role of civil society in development practice,
environmental issues in development practice, concepts of constructivism versus planned
development, approaches to integrated natural resource management and the history
and practice of the Millennium Development Goals. There will be comparative studies
of international cases.
- broad general understanding of the practice of development, the main actors, ideologies,
theories, programs and current global issues and priorities;
- understanding of the inter- connectedness of all of the different subjects making
up the Master of Development Practice by allowing for the entire student cohort to
share knowledge gained from their respective elective subjects;
- knowledge of the tools used by development practitioners, planning and participatory
tools, communications, funding and delivery mechanisms;
- knowledge of the application of science to development, of scientific theories and
methods, scientific programs, the CGIAR and other international scientific programs;
- improved writing and communication skills and an ability to make quality public presentations
with visual support.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Professor Jeff Sayer.
- 26 hours lectures
- 36 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (30%); assignments (30%).
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