2020 unit information
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Last updated: 5 October 2020
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3: Internship unit
The internship unit is subject to completion of core units and has special application requirements. Students should contact the unit chair in the first instance for further information.
Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This unit will include a minimum of 300-hours of supervised placement
No formal class attendance is required, but learning resources are provided
Internship enrolment is subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements.
Interested students should look at the Faculty Student Mobility website information https://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/internships/ and are strongly advised to complete the pre internship modules: https://d2l.deakin.edu.au/login.asp?target=/d2l/lms/legacy/selfregistration.d2l?ou=6605
The Internship unit offers students an opportunity to gain first hand work experience in a region or employment sector closely associated with topics studied at university, and to explore the practical applications of their academic study. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 300-hours (40-days x 7.5-hours) or 8-weeks full-time (or part-time equivalent) of work experience in their chosen site. The unit provides a framework for student assessment of their knowledge, skills and work choices in relation to the practices and implementation of selected topics in International and Community Development.
The structure of the unit includes:
Supervision of the student in the internship will include:
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate a critical awareness of the practice of international and community development
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Apply theoretical knowledge and creative problem solving to practical, workplace related issues
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship
Articulate the importance of relationship and participation to practice
Demonstrate capacity to be an effective communicator and team member
Develop social and cultural sensitivities
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Pre-departure Report
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Journal
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.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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