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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to the fundamentals of community engagement and the practical application of engagement methods in a professional context. The unit examines design of engagement programs, principles of program delivery, engagement methods and techniques and evaluation in a land use planning context. This unit includes a community engaged learning component to support the development of practical skills for professional application.

Unit content

Topic 1: Community Engagement Theory.

Topic 2: Community Engagement and Decision Making in Planning.

Topic 3: Program Design and Principles.

Topic 4: Community Engagement Techniques and Their Application.

Topic 5: Evaluation and Interpreting Outputs and Feedback.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the principles of sound community engagement
2 apply community engagement principles and processes within a land use planning context
3 design, implement and evaluate a community engagement program with multiple elements
4 interpret and critically evaluate information and feedback received as a result of community engagement activities.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of sound community engagement
    • GA4:
  2. apply community engagement principles and processes within a land use planning context
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. design, implement and evaluate a community engagement program with multiple elements
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  4. interpret and critically evaluate information and feedback received as a result of community engagement activities.
    • GA1:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.