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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011


Previously coded RCD4601


The unit is designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and understanding of facilitating the community involvement of diverse groups of people into areas of decision-making. This solution- focused learning will introduce participants to a systematic approach to enable 'ordinary people' to work together and establish common goals towards sustainable futures.


On successful completion of this unit students will: have a knowledge and understanding of rural/regional community development principles and practice; understand and apply collaborative learning strategies; have basic skills in facilitating group involvement in learning; demonstrate capacity to work towards facilitating involvement of diverse sectors within the community; and engage in self directed learning through reflection and evaluation.


Assignment 1 (1000) : 20%
Assignment 2 (2000) : 50%
Journal (1000) : 20%
Participation in community-based learning (500) : 10%

Contact hours

3 hours per week equivalent


EDF5602, RCD5602