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.
1 x 1-hour class, 1 x 2-hour seminar across 9-weeks
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
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 - Reflective essay
Assessment 2 - Resource design
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: 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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