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RCD4604 - Collaborative Engagement in Communities

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Flexible)


The content of the unit will advance understanding of collaborative learning principles and practice in relation to regional community development. This will be achieved through attention to practical engagement techniques for implementing a sequence of strategies relevant for groups moving from private to public areas of decision making.


On successful completion of this unit students will: have an advanced understanding of rural/regional community development principles and practice; demonstrate critical understanding and application of collaborative learning strategies and self-directed learning in relation to rural and regional community development; demonstrate skills and knowledge in facilitating group involvement in learning; demonstrate skills in involving diverse sectors within the community; and demonstrate the capacity to reflect on and critically evaluate their own skills and knowledge in collaborative learning.


Assignment 1 (2000) : 45%
Assignment 2 (2000) : 45%
Participation in regional activities (500) : 10%

Contact hours

3 hours per week equivalent


EDF5603, RCD5603