Course Title: Youth Studies 6: Youth Futures and Wicked Problems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Youth Studies 6: Youth Futures and Wicked Problems

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course assumes that you are in your final year of study, as it is positioned as the equivalent of a capstone experience.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2418

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Kathy Edwards

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8260

Course Coordinator Email: kathy.edwards@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Melbourne City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course assumes that you are in your final year of study, as it is positioned as the equivalent of a capstone experience.


Course Description

This course is a capstone experience, drawing upon the culmination of a sequence of Youth Studies and/or Youth Work studies. The course critically interrogates the ‘problematic’ of youth, positioned as problems unto themselves, or as problems for others to resolve. Through critical research, you will select one or two linked challenges to deeply explore, followed by the representation of the same issue through an alternative future scenario. You will learn explicit futures tools to undertake analysis and scenario construction.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply interdisciplinary bodies of theoretical knowledge and practical wisdom and skills to the scholarship of Youth Studies, praxis of Youth Work and orientation to professional human services.
  • Engage responsibly and ethically in professional relationships, whilst attending to the wide range of complex issues regarding young people and other key stakeholders, in the execution of your duty of care.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect upon the factors, agencies and influences that shape the life-worlds, experiences and aspirations of young people to consider enabling models of practice and interventions.
  • Apply logic, creativity and criticality to conceptualise the agency of young people in navigating their social, cultural, political, economic, spatial and temporal dimensions of citizenship.
  • Design and conduct professional and scholarly research projects relating to Youth Work, Youth Studies and the contexts of young people thoughtfully, ethically, respectfully and inclusively.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally using a range of appropriate modalities and genres suitable to broad stakeholders across the Youth Sector, including young people, statutory agencies, families, government and other professionals.


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

  • Apply a range of methodologies to deeply understand, represent and analyse problems of youth and/or problems for young people related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Analyse and present research literature relevant to problems of youth and/or problems for young people related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Analyse and articulate potential solutions to problems of youth and/or problems for young people related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Create a scholarly capstone project related to the above.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is facilitated through collaborative workshops, and online learning materials. The development of the Capstone Research project is supported through small group mentoring and supervision.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. This includes resources such as weekly readings, assessment supports, requirements for workshop and seminar participation and notes from classes.

The University Library has extensive resources for [discipline] students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


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 may include:

Task 1: Capstone project proposal. 500 words, 20%, CLO 1, 2,3,4

Task 2: Annotated Bibliography. 1000 Words, 30% weighting, CLO 1, 2,3,4

Task 3: Capstone Project 2500 Words, 50%, CLO1, 2, 3, 4

 

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 which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment