Course Title: International Perspective on Community Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Perspective on Community Development

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO1301

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Summer2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017

HUSO2263

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Summer2014,
Sem 1 2015

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO1301

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex17 (TOUR),

UGRDFlex17 (LAIK)

HUSO1301

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (TOUM)

HUSO2263

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex17 ()

HUSO2263

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2019 (TOUM)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Reina Ichii

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0416

Course Coordinator Email: reina.ichii@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B37. L5. R43

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students need to apply and be accepted prior to enrolling in this course. Interviews may be conducted as part of the application process as numbers are limited. 


Course Description

The study tour will provide the students with the opportunity to experience and observe the diverse range of development experiences in a developing country. Each year the destination country and theme is decided in advance. This may include interaction with a wider range of individuals from non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, international funding bodies, and local peoples’ organizations. The types of issues that may be examined include poverty and sustainable development, gender and development, environment and sustainability, volunteering and service learning, in the context of a developing country. It will involve living and travelling together as a group with opportunities for local community immersions. The study tour will utilise a number of action-learning approaches, such as participant-observation, immersion, group discussions and fieldwork. Debriefing and reflection sessions are integral to the program to assist in sharing and processing lessons learned both in the destination country and upon return to Melbourne. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

 


Course Learning Outcomes  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:  

The course contributes to achieving the following capabilities within the context of international community development. 

1. Analytical and Systematic 

     Iinterpret, absorb and synthesize knowledge and information derived from multiple sources and perspectives and to examine global issues and questions from different standpoints and using differing values systems 

2. Communicative and Facilitative 

    Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural and liguistic contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice 

3. Adaptive and Contextual 

     Be adaptive intellectually and in living practice in analysing local situations and to adapt to diverse cultural, linguistic and organizational contexts 

4. Strategic and Imaginative 

     Take a strategic perspective in policy and practice in addressing global-local issues through planning and prioritization and to implement new directions and solutions in constructive and creative ways 

5. Diagnostic and Evaluative 

     Apply knowledge to diagnose and solve problems in international and cross-cultural settings, to assess risk and to evaluate policies and programs in their local-global context 

6. Research and Development 

    Iidentify research issues, design and plan research projects fror international and cross-cultural contexts and to develop and implement projects for localised settings. 


Overview of Learning Activities

The primary learning activity will involve travel to overseas. This is complemented by online and/or face-to-face orientation and debriefing workshops. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Reading materials will be made available prior to departure and as part of pre-departure workshops. 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Case Study, 1000 words, 30% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3 and CLO4 

Assessment Task 2: Critical Reflective Journal, 1000 words, 20%, CLO1, CLO3, CLO4 and CLO5 

Assessment Task 3 Report, 2000 words, 50% CLO1,CLO2 and CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, and CLO6 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.