Course Title: Gender and Development

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: HWSS5101

Course Title: Gender and Development

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5001 - Diploma in Youth in Development Work

Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

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Nominal Hours: 70

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Working with young people

Course Description

This module explores the  theory and practice of how to ensure equal outcomes for young women and young men.  It examines an arrange of theories and approaches in different development of feminist traditions and explores the implications for youth development work.  It looks at the development issues that affect men and women and the ways these issues may affect them differently.  It also examines the concept of gender and development and how this can be applied to projects and practical work.

Learning Outcomes

Topics the student will cover in this module are:
1.  Introducing gender issues
2.  Inequality and discrimination
3.  The role of gender in development
4.  Creating gender awareness

Details of Learning Activities

Studnets will coplete five units for this moduel over the seven weeks allcoated to it:

  • Unit 1: Gender issues in youth development work
  • Unit 2: Inequality and discrimination
  • Unit 3:The role of gender in development
  • Unit 4: Creating gender awareness
  • Unit 5: Feminist theories

Teaching Schedule

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • discuss a range of gender and feminist theories and approaches wtihin different political, social and cultural traditions
  • give example of ways in which inequality between women and men manifests itself in the social stucture and in social relationships
  • explain the role of gender in development
  • desciribe the implications of gender issues for the practice of youth devellopment work
  • crticially assess current youth services of whch you have experinece in the light of your learning for this module
  • intervene effectively in a range of youth work situations in relation to gender issues
  • construct informal education programs that focus on gender issues
  • make changes in agencies’ policies and programs to achieve equality of outcomes for young women and men

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Learning Journal

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks for this module are:

  • Learning journal - students will submit the activities and self-help questions  located in the module booklet for assessment
  • a 500 word written assignment whch will help to deepen your understanding of the WID, WAD and GAD development approaches
  • Answer set questions for a case study which highlght some of the dangrs of gener blindness in  project planning and implementation.

Assessment Matrix

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