Course Title: Develop and provide community education projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: HWSS5694C

Course Title: Develop and provide community education projects

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4313 - Certificate IV in Community Development

Course Contact : Julian Silverman

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4578

Course Contact Email:julian.silverman@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work with the community to develop and provide education projects on relevant issues.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD402B Develop and provide community education projects

Element:

Deliver the education project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Implement strategies and distribute education/resource materials to ensure maximum effectiveness for delivery of the project
2.2 Implement strategies to encourage full participation in the project and the expression of views and feelings about its process or content
2.3 Make project adjustments as required to meet the needs of specific groups
2.4 Seek feedback on the education project or activity from participants

Element:

Develop an education project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Develop project plan in consultation with key people and organisations that identifies priorities and desired outcomes to address issues of concerns of target group/s
1.2 Identify and secure appropriate human, financial and physical resources
1.3 Develop strategies and education/resource materials appropriate to the context, issue and audience
1.4 Prepare promotional materials and disseminate to target audience and others as appropriate

Element:

Review the education project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess the education project against the planned goals and objectives in accordance with organisation policies and procedures
3.2 Discuss outcomes of project evaluations with key people and organisations to determine future directions
3.3 Document education project outcomes, and where necessary act on them in accordance with organisation procedures


Learning Outcomes


  


Details of Learning Activities

You will attend an all-day workshop in which you will participate in activities including discussions and presentations related to engaging communities in the community development process as part of specific initiatives. You will be presented with information relating to the central themes of the unit including theories and skills relating to effectively working with individuals and the community to promote their participation in new and existing community projects. Self-directed study activities to be completed outside of the workshop include working with community groups and organisations to develop and provide community education projects.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

 

Elective Unit 8Class ContentLearning Elements
Develop and provide community education projectsStudents will be required to participate in a range of classroom discussions supported by staff presentations that will enable them to develop the skills of working with communities and groups to plan, implement and evaluate community education initiatives.1. Develop an education project
2. Deliver the education project
3. Review the education project


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.


References


Other Resources

You will be issued a reading kit that includes links to relevant web resources upon commencement of this course. It will contain articles and instructional materials that relate to this workshop and it will be developed in consultation with industry experts in the community development sector.

Web links for this workshop:
Explore the theory and practice of community education - infed
http://www.infed.org/guides/community_education.htm
Edmund Rice Centre – Awareness, Advocacy, Action
http://www.erc.org.au/


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

- Evaluation Report
- Self and Supervisor Assessment


Assessment Tasks

In order to demonstrate competence in this course you will need to satisfactorily complete the following assessment tasks:

Evaluation Report
You will complete a report evaluating the effectiveness of your work with a community group and/or community organisation to develop and implement a community educational project on a specific topic. This will involve you reflecting on how you were able to develop, deliver and review a community education project within a community development context.

Self and Supervisor Assessment
You and your supervisor will be asked to evaluate your ability to describe how you implement community development strategies in your community. In particular you will be assessed on your ability to develop, deliver and review a community education project as part of your reflection on your own practice.


Assessment Matrix

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