Development in Practice
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- 31 Jul 2023
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- Apply the principles of good development practice keeping in mind interactions between natural, socio-political, economic and cultural systems in a simulated project.
- Critically reflect on one's position in relation to "development practice" using texts and self-reflection.
- Communicate knowledge and facilitate learning about a specific development tool in a group and reflect upon how methodological choices impact the public good and obligations to future generations.
- Develop specific solutions to defined problems based on research and critical thinking.
- Write in a professional mode relevant to development aimed at contributing to a sustainable future.
- • The development project.
- • Problem identification and logframes.
- • Gender and development.
- • Participatory development.
- • Monitory and evaluation.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level two Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) subjects.
No additional requirements
In this subject you will focus on the practical skills used in development work. Guest speakers from various agencies share their experiences of the development field, providing you with an opportunity to draw on professional expertise. The subject is organised around the idea of the 'development project'. You are introduced to key development tools, processes and debates surrounding the implementation of development projects. On completion you will be familiar with grant proposal writing, practical tools used in development, and with debates about the best forms of development intervention. In this subject, you will develop and deploy a tool kit of practical techniques and strategies to address sustainability and development challenges that transcend borders, in culturally aware ways that promote community agency and social cohesion. You are encouraged to explore a particular region of interest, for example, Latin America, Africa, Asia or the Pacific.
- Briefing report (1,000-word equivalent) (25%)
- Group project - artefact presentation and project proposal (1,500 words equivalent) (45%)
- One 1,500-word reflective essay (30%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.