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-hour per week
This unit explains the process of Policy Making as distinct from most other units in this degree which are concerned with policy content and particular policy issues. This unit therefore considers, and critically engages with, a conventional classification of eight stages in ‘the policy cycle’. Students will be encouraged to identify into which stages of the cycle various particular policy activities are best classified. The relative importance in determining outcomes of different ‘policy actors’ will be discussed and analysed. The need for effective policy evaluation, and challenges in how to achieve this, will be given particular attention.
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
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Research and writing exercise
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: AIP704 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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