Working with Communities
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- 01 Jun 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of community and processes of community-based change
- Be critically reflective when working with communities and recognise their interactions with local and global contexts and change forces
- Appraise and effectively apply a range of approaches and methods to work with diverse communities in tackling issues and facilitating change
- Develop strategies for communicating with a wide range of community members and stakeholders
- Global perspective and social responsibility
- Problem-solving skills
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
The theory and practice of working with communities have been developed to a significant level of sophistication in the fields of community development, agricultural extension and rural health. The design of the subject thus draws heavily on these three interrelated groups of theoretical insights through a partnership among the Institute for Regional Development, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and the Centre for Rural Health, with a team of interdisciplinary project leaders and advisors. The subject combines a practical feel with theoretical rigour; it gives students the opportunity to test and apply theory in practice. The subject will be enriched by practice insights from professionals working with communities in Australia and overseas, and will encourage students to reflect on and analyse their own community experiences.
- Identifying and analysing communities (20%)
- Response to professional practice scenario (20%)
- Final project (40%)
- Discussion board participation (20%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.