AIP782 - Engaging for Change

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 3: Geoffrey Robinson
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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 - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1 x 1-hour per week

Content

Community engagement and public participation are no longer optional extras for public service providers. From online face-to-face, from the street-level through to the committee room, this unit explores the dynamics surrounding moves towards more citizen-centred policy, including to whom decision-makers and those around them are talking, how they are doing it and with what results.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Identify the diverse political, social, cultural and technological factors at play in challenging and changing both citizen expectations and forms of political engagement

GLO1 Discipline knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Identify how changes in information and communication technologies (ICT) may alter the ‘realm’ of politics, from institutions through to values, understanding and practices

GLO1 Discipline knowledge and capabilities

GLO3 Digital literacy

GLO4 Critical thinking

ULO3

Identify and utilise effectively comparative international studies in exploring and assessing the opportunities and challenges which new ICTs present for political practice today

GLO1 Discipline knowledge and capabilities

GLO3 Digital literacy

GLO4 Critical thinking

GLO8 Global citizenship

ULO4

Synthesise and assess critically evidence and debates concerning the potential role and implications of the internet and social media for political practice (from both the viewpoint of citizens and governance)

GLO1 Discipline knowledge and capabilities

GLO2 Communication

GLO3 Digital literacy

GLO4 Critical thinking

ULO5

Demonstrate the ability to independently draw together conceptual and empirical materials in an analytic and insightful way, in order to identify an appropriate solution on an issue of citizen engagement

GLO1 Discipline knowledge and capabilities

GLO2 Communication

GLO4 Critical thinking

GLO5 Problem solving

GLO6 Self-management

ULO6

Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively both individually and as a member of a team

GLO2 Communication

GLO6 Self-management

GLO7 Teamwork

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

Trimester 3:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Essay 1250 words 25% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Group Assignment 1250 words 25% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Essay 2500 words 50% 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: AIP782 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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