Unit

School Of Education

Engaging CommunitiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102148.1

Discipline: TEACHER EDUCATION NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Brenda Dobia


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2019 2H  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  Brenda Dobia  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. Community engagement is variously seen as a strategy for improving educational outcomes, increasing community ownership and/or empowering citizens to take collective action. Although appeals to ‘community’ often assume a homogeneous ideal, active community engagement needs to respond to a diversity of needs and experiences. This unit begins by exploring the notion of community, its uses and meanings in different discursive and professional contexts. Students will be introduced to theory and praxis aimed at identifying community needs, partnering across diversity and working effectively and inclusively to build community strengths and engagement. The unit’s applied learning focus requires students to develop and implement a community engagement strategy for a selected setting.


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