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 equivalent to 1 x 1-hour per week
This unit explores a range of ‘private sector’ approaches to development. The ‘private sector’ is that part of the economy which is run by private individuals or groups, usually (but not always) as a means of enterprise for profit, and is not controlled by the State.
Private sector approaches explored in this unit include:
This unit also considers NGO-government-corporate partnerships for development (such as public-private partnerships).
This unit will evaluate the scholarship and practice of each of these approaches to development, critically analysing them in the light of the known causes and drivers of poverty and inequality, the issues of entrenched disadvantage and structural barriers, and the principles/theories of development effectiveness and empowerment.
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
Critically analyse the theories used to support these approaches to development
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Report
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 ADS722 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.
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