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EDF5662

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Professor Simone White

Synopsis

This unit supports educators and leaders to work collaboratively with other professionals and community-based personnel to enhance learning and wellbeing in local, rural and regional contexts. It examines notions of place including 'rurality', at both the local and global level as it relates to education policy development, reform and community resourcing. It considers the work of leadership to foster participation in local, rural and regional community engagement renewal and development. Students apply ideas around leadership to identify the opportunities and challenges of living and working in local, rural and regional contexts and strategies. Strategies for leading ways forward for communities to participate positively in their own renewal are developed through work on a particular case. The unit is well suited to teachers, principals, community and other educational workers interested in learning about leading and participating in community renewal.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the diverse distinctions between definitions of metropolitan, rural and regional communities as they relate to educational policy, leadership, resourcing and experience
  2. analyse and develop strategies to work collaboratively with other professionals and community-based personnel to enhance learning and wellbeing in local, rural and regional contexts
  3. identify the opportunities and challenges of working in local, rural and regional contexts particularly in relation to leadership and community engagement and increasing participation
  4. understand how to develop place-based learning experiences that connect the local and the global
  5. examine a particular community and apply approaches to build community resilience, engagement and participation.

Assessment

Critical analysis of community participation and engagement (4000 words, 50%)
Examining a community case study (4000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Flexible mode offers a stand-alone online offering that allows students to learn and engage in content and assessment in a supported way. It also provides a face-to-face component of 12 hours over the semester to engage students with the online learning content, which students can attend if they are able and interested.

Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for flexible students:

  • 12 contact hours and 24 hours equivalent of online activities over the semester or
  • 36 hours equivalent of online activities over the semester

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • independent study to meet the minimum required hours per semester

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