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
ADS707 and ADS708
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 is designed to enable students to design, implement and assess the effectiveness of projects and programmes within the context of community development. The Development Project Cycle provides a critical overview of the project cycle in international and community development work. It enables you to conduct needs assessment and strategic planning, design programmes to respond to strategic needs, prepare grant and other submissions to resource projects, and introduces you to monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment. You will explore a range of case studies to develop both practice skills and your ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches to managing the project cycle.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Examine critical debates and key issues surrounding design of development projects, and monitoring and evaluation strategies, to build appropriate professional skills and understanding of how to design and implement appropriate projects
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Critically analyse the ways in which social power impacts upon the assessment of need in development settings, the subsequent design of projects and programmes, and how effectiveness is appraised
GLO8: Global citizenship
Design appropriate needs assessment and monitoring and evaluation strategies responses to identified needs, in relation to case studies of real-life scenarios
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 ADS723 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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