2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
*This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn
This unit explores the generation of evidence in humanitarian action, and its use as a basis for humanitarian decision making. We begin by considering the nature of decision making in humanitarian crises: how, by whom, and on what basis, are decisions made? We then further explore the nature of humanitarian decision making through an examination of 2 decision-making 'case studies': decisions regarding whether, when and how to respond in response to early warnings of crisis, and decisions regarding how to target humanitarian aid. We then consider the nature of evidence used in humanitarian crises, ethical considerations associated with its collection, and the main ways in which it is generated (namely, through assessments, monitoring and evaluation). We conclude by considering the way in which humanitarians engage communities in the generation and use of evidence, and the opportunities presented by new technologies for better community engagement. The assessment tasks will provide students with the opportunity to critically engage with the issues discussed, as well as to apply their learning to a practical task of a nature required in humanitarian practice.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
GLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ADH703 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
Click on the fee link below which describes you: