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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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Organisational Unit

School of Social Sciences


Dr Samanthi Gunawardana



  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)


The unit will introduce students to the main debates, concepts and practices in the field of gender and international development. We will explore broader debates and conceptual frameworks relating to gender and development including conceptual approaches to gender and gender equity. Practice frameworks such as empowerment, gender analysis, gender budget formulation, gender sensitive evaluation, and gender mainstreaming will be explored.


  1. Develop an understanding of theories and concepts on gender and gender relations as they pertain to development practice.
  2. Knowledge of the evolution of approaches to gender and development.
  3. Familiarity with and practice in applying tools in development practice.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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