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
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)*
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 equivalent to 1-hour per week
*This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn
In the context of unprecedented levels of forced displacement of refugees and other populations in need of protection, there is a need for countries to identify clear humanitarian policies, protocols and practices for integration and settlement of refugees. This unit aims to provide the student with an understanding of the history and concepts of refugee and refugee resettlement, the refugee experiences of resettlement and refugee resettlement policies and practices. The unit critically examines the potential on principles of community development to facilitate refugee resettlement and foster autonomous action amongst refugee groups.
Topics to be addressed in this unit include:
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Analyse the concept of 'refugee' and related terms in the context of the recent history of forced migration
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship
Apply a critical and reflective understanding of community development principles and practice to propose creative, evidence-based solutions to settlement and integration of refugees and to facilitate partnerships between local communities and refugee groups
GLO5: Problem solving
Evaluate the nature of refugee and integration experiences, critically analysing the effectiveness of policies and practices of refugee settlement
GLO4: Critical thinking
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.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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