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.
2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week plus 3 hours of problem-based exercises.
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
This unit provides students the opportunity to learn about relevant regional development theories and models, their particular contribution to an understanding of regional and rural development processes and their applicability in practice in different contexts, both in Australia and overseas.
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students should be able to analyse the economic situation of any particular region through the application of relevant theories and models as well as suggest possible development policies for the region of interest.
Learning activities in this unit are organised for students to explore relevant theories and models including those related to economic growth (e.g. trade-led/exposed growth), uneven spatial development (e.g. spatial polarisation), endogenous territorial development, and ecological-economy models.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Explain the evolution of regional economic development thinking and what is called the 'regional problem'. Relate the latter to the specific student's country/region.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacy
Analyse the particular situation of a real-world country and a (non-metropolitan) region within it through the application of a theory or model dealing with: (i) uneven territorial development, and (ii) integrated ecological-economy development.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-managementGLO7: TeamworkGLO8: Global citizenship
Develop and justify the implementation of innovative (economic) measures in various contexts including developed and developing countries and regions.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: 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: SLE741 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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