2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 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 trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
A540 Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership students may not enrol in AHL701 in Trimester 1 unless a waiver is obtained
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
11 x 2-hour seminar plus 6 x 1-hour online seminar per trimester
Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1-hour per week
This unit is an enhanced Cloud (online) unit consisting of four modules. The introduction provides an overview of the history and development of humanitarian assistance. The first module explores the history of humanitarianism followed by the principles, theories, and values that inform current practices in the field in the second module. In the third module, we will learn about the various actors involved in the humanitarian system and analyse the emerging trends. Finally, we will critically discuss some of the dilemmas faced by the humanitarian sector. Through the use of case studies and interaction with humanitarian experts from around the world, we will examine the importance of ethical practice to successful humanitarian outcomes. This will include the study of relevant case studies across geographical and cultural contexts.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Articulate a scholarly, as well as personal understanding and critical examination of the complexities of the historical development of humanitarianism across geo-, socio- and political contexts
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Critically evaluate ideas and arguments, developed through individual research, to identify how ethics, principles and values inform humanitarian action
Using digital research and communication tools to collaborate, investigate and critically reflect on the changing nature of humanitarian action and relationships between stakeholders at all levels of the humanitarian ecosystem and make recommendations to enhance future practice
GLO3: Digital literacy
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 below: AHL701 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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