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ADS740 - Participatory Approaches to Development

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2016

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Anthony 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:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Essay, 40%, 2000 words 

Report, 60%, 3000 words

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