Course Coordinator:Kathryn English (email@example.com) School:School of Law and Society
UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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In developing solutions to sustainability problems, governments are most successful when engaging with their communities. This course focuses on the concepts and principles of sustainability and the role of government in implementing policies and programs to solve sustainability problems. You learn how to identify and defend various methods, tools, and techniques to inform development of strategies to engage communities. You also learn skills that are useful in government and industry, such as developing proposals and work plans, and presenting these to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – 3 hour on campus workshop||3hrs||Week 1||13 times|
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sustainability principles and the role of government in dealing with sustainability problems through: data analysis about possible causal factors methods, tools and techniques of community engagement||
|2||Develop and defend an implementable community engagement work plan for use by a selected level of government to solve a sustainability problem||
|3||Communicate to specialist and non-specialist audiences orally (presentations) and in writing (work plan||Engaged|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Enrolled in any PGRD program.
Be competent in use of word processing software, PowerPoint and academic writing; able to interpret tables and graphs; proficient in use of university databases and a recognised referencing convention.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Early feedback on progress is available in weekly tutorials where students have an opportunity to present and receive feedback on responses to discussion questions.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 8||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
Up to 4000 words
|Week 12||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Overview of a sustainability problem - oral presentation|
To present an overview of your knowledge of a sustainability problem/s within a particular context
Choose a sustainability problem/s under the jurisdiction of a selected local or regional government. Seek your course coordinator's approval of your topic before preparing your oral. You will be preparing an oral presentation. Justify your choice of topic in terms of its importance to the government entity and you will need to identify key questions/areas of review or research that need to be addressed to resolve the problem.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Overview of community engagement proposal - oral presentation|
To co-create and present a proposal for an implementable community engagement plan
Choose a sustainability problem/s under the jurisdiction of a selected government. This problem is to be different from the one in task 1 and seek your course coordinator’s approval of your topic before preparing your oral. You are to follow the format below: (i) Executive summary (ii) Background (incorporating literature review) (iii) Identification of community engagement components (e.g. stakeholders, timeline, staffing & costing, and associated methods, tools and techniques) Conclusion and recommendations for development and implementation. You are awarded a group grade with a peer assessment component using an algorithm (see Canvas).
|All - Assessment Task 3:Community engagement work plan|
To develop and defend an implementable work plan for use by a government entity
Choose a sustainability problem/s under the jurisdiction of a selected government. This problem is to be different from the ones in tasks 1 and 2 and seek your course coordinator’s approval of your topic before preparing your work plan. You are to follow the format which below: (i) Executive summary (ii) Background (incorporating literature review) (iii) Identification community engagement components (e.g. stakeholders, timeline, staffing & costing, and associated methods, tools and techniques) and develop the strategies for the work plan. Defend your choice and sequencing of strategies in terms of capacity for the government entity to successfully implement. Define any specialist terminology as your audience may be non-specialist in terms of the sustainability problem/s. Conclusion and recommendations for implementation and evaluation.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
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