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Dr. Robert Nabben
|Position||Lecturer- International & Comm. Dev|
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Phone||+61 3 925 17111|
|Role and profile||
Rob has been involved in the Australian community sector since the 1980s, in various roles as youth services coordinator, researcher, teacher, consultant. Rob quickly discovered that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, and has since sought to “do” community both in theory and in practice. He has worked for local government, non-government organisations, TAFE and universities. Amongst his four post graduate qualifications is a PhD completed in 2007- specifically, a case study of a community development project.
Rob has retained an involvement in teaching, research and practice. Since August 2008 he has been a lecturer in Deakin’s Master of International and Community Development. He is also a director of the Borderlands Cooperative, and committee member of New Community Quarterly journal.
His main research interests are in understanding and responding to the predicaments facing us – ecological, social, economic and spiritual. His research interests include Community Building projects in Victoria; other worldviews of community and development, evaluation and reporting of practice.
His teaching responsibilities in the MICD include CD Theory and Practice A; Monitoring and Evaluation; and Submission and Tender Writing.
|Teaching responsibilities||Lecturing in the Masters of International and Community Development. Subjects include Monitoring and Evaluation, Needs Analysis, Internships, and CD Theory and Practice.|
|Research interests||Community development practice|
|Current research projects||Education for Sustainable Development - what is an appropriate pedagogy? Philosophy, theory and methodology for intervening in complex systems.|
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
|Member of the Access and Equity Reference Group|
|Awards||Teaching and Learning small grant in 2010|
|Qualifications||PhD, Master of Social Science, GDip Education, GDip Research|
Member of the Action Learning, Action Research Association.
Director of the Borderlands Cooperative
Committee of New Community Quarterly Journal
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|