Introduction to Community Development
Join the debates about how to approach community development in a modern society. Research Marxist, fascist, feminist and other drastically different ideas about community development. Unpack case studies. Apply an Australian context to your studies.
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- 27 Feb 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- read and offer a critical account of literature concerned with the practice of community development
- explain how a range of key writer/practitioners approach the idea of community development
- examine the strengths and limits of community development practice
- use the literature to critically write about at least one case study of community development
- understand the history of community development.
- Introductory ideas about community development
- The history of community development
- Case studies in community development
- Martin Buber and dialogue
- The critical traditions
- Freire and development
- Post-colonial traditions
- Foucault and the post-structural traditions
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No additional requirements
This subject introduces students to community development ideas and practice, with particular reference to its application in the Australian context. It will examine the emergence of the concept of community development and its meanings across diverse areas of practice. A key focus of the unit will be challenges posed by matching theory and practice in community development. Towards this end students will be expected to become familiar with, and aware of the limitations of key methodologies in community development.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Online discussion page (10%)
- Non-Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Reading journal 1: Topics 1-3 (10%)
- Reading journal 2: Topics 4-8 (40%)
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