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EDU302 - Education and Humanitarian Development


2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Kate Harvie




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class, 1 x 2-hour seminar across 9-weeks

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities


This unit examines the critical role of Education in the provision of humanitarian assistance in a range of developing nations and natural disaster circumstances, and investigates global organisations and their policies and strategies targeting educational assistance in these circumstances. It explores the broad approaches to educational provision in humanitarian circumstances and considers case studies detailing how educators work with a range of non-government organisations and local communities to facilitate capacity building through Education. The unit critically examines issues faced by educators working in humanitarian contexts and seeks to develop knowledge and skills required of educators contributing to educational humanitarian assistance.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Critically reflect on some of the strategies that seek to address the unique learning needs of learners in humanitarian contexts

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO8: Global citizenship


Critically reflect on some of the challenges that face educators seeking to address the unique learning needs of learners in humanitarian contexts

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 - Reflective essay

1600 words 40% Week 5

Assessment 2 - Resource design

2400 words equivalent 60% Information not yet available

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EDU302 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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