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ADS740 - Participatory Approaches to Development

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2014 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:A Ware



For students who commenced prior to 2014: Nil

For students who commenced from 2014: ADS701 for students enrolled in courses A511, A611 or A727

Incompatible with:



You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Students will develop an understanding of how participatory strategies can best be used as an effective tool for 'Development in Practice'. Participation in Development the background and contemporary debates, and encourages practical skills development through the application of PRA methods.

Participatory approaches to development, PRA and PLA, an introduction, the evolution of PLA, the tyranny of participation - current debate, PLA tools and techniques, practical challenges, and the role of participatory approaches to development in policy, governance, project management, monitoring and evaluation, and poverty assessments.


Assignment One: research paper of 2000 words (40%)
Assignment Two: case study of 3000 words (60%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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