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MWL205 - Cultural Engagement

Year:2020 unit information
Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement

 

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Wayne Read
Prerequisite:

Completion of 8 credit points prior to enrolling in this unit.

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Contact hours will vary based on experience. All offerings will comprise of WIL experience related contact (approximately 80-160 hours) plus approximately 20-40 hours for individual reflection and assessment. Some experiences may require additional compulsory orientation events.

Students must attend and participate in experience-based activities on the scheduled days, as detailed in their agreement/experience outline.

All students will be required to have completed specific WIL pre-placement modules (approximately 2 hours) prior to commencing their first WIL experience.

Examples:

Short term experiences (e.g. an International tour) will involve 10-24 days of intensive experience, plus compulsory face-to-face orientation session (4-5 hours).

Longer term experiences will require 80-160 hours of supervised contact. This may be taken one day per week or in an intensive block mode over a number of weeks.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Contact hours will vary based on experience. Students must attend and participate in experience-based activities on the scheduled days, as detailed in their agreement/experience outline.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Contact hours will vary based on experience. Students must attend and participate in experience-based activities on the scheduled days, as detailed in their agreement/experience outline.

Note:

Business & Law Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units are by application only and quotas may apply.

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Please contact the Faculty WIL team at bl-wil@deakin.edu.au for any enquiries. Please use your Deakin email and state your student ID in all correspondence.

Content

This unit aims to engage students in an authentic experience that will provide them with an opportunity to develop a more empathetic understanding of diverse communities and cultures (domestically and/or globally). This deeper understanding will develop their capacity to contribute ethically and responsibly in the socially, culturally and linguistically diverse world. Students will critically reflect upon their experience, relevant graduate attributes and employability competencies through a progressive assessment process.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit.
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Plan, coordinate and undertake a range of professional activities and engage in reflective practices to facilitate personal and professional growth.

GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. colleagues, employers, managers or customers/clients) through appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Demonstrate ethical and empathetic behavior in a culturally diverse setting.

GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

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Assessment Description Length Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Due week 
Assessment - Learning Portfolio designed around the WIL experience equivalent to 6000 words 100% Information not 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.

Hurdle requirement

Students must successfully complete the WIL pre-placement modules before they can attain access to the unit dropboxes.

Learning Resource

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