|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject explores young people as change-makers and problem-solvers against a backdrop of social transformation in Australia and globally. It provides students with thinking tools for addressing local and global problems in everyday life and skills for leadership. The subject focuses particularly on the Asia-Pacific region, home for forty-five percent of the world’s youth and a geographical area experiencing dramatic social and economic transformations. Students will be supported to critically analyse the significant opportunities (including new mobilities, educational opportunities) and challenges (for example, increasing inequality, high rates of urbanisation and mental health problems) produced by these transformations in our region. The subject positions young people as part of the solution to challenges produced by social change and views young people as the initiators and managers of change, employing different leadership styles. Case studies will be identified and investigated in class, including those related to issues such as: education (formal and non-formal), employment, public policy, law, health, justice, mobilities and migration, and use of digital communication and popular culture.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- identify and understand the ways in which young people are and can be positioned to participate in social change
- critically analyse real-world case studies where young people are making change in the Asia-Pacific region
- become aware of places and niches where change is possible and needed
- identify the interests, knowledge base (for example, from their undergraduate degree), and skill set that they personally can contribute to making change in their world and the world around them
- critically reflect on their role as an educator or leader in communities
This subject should enable students to
- articulate their role as active global citizens, who can contribute to their communities wherever they live and work
- engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs
- understand their role as leaders and educators in communities, able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, professions and workplaces
- be aware of their role in creating learning cultures and mentoring future generations of learners
- demonstrate a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- recognise their own skill set and the in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
- expand their analytical, cognitive and creative skills through learning experiences with other disciplines
- demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
There are two assessment tasks:
- Group presentation (equivalent to 1000 words) during intensive teaching period, 25%
- 3000-word essay , due 4 weeks after intensive teaching period, 75%
This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Hernan Cuervo Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 32 (4 days 9 to 5 during winter break) Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 20 June 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students will be required to access readings on the LMS. Teaching period 22 July 2019 to 26 July 2019 Last self-enrol date 26 June 2019 Census date 22 July 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 26 July 2019 Assessment period ends 14 August 2019
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Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
During the pre-teaching period students will be required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS. There will be questions, attached to the readings that students will discuss in the tutorials.
A set of readings will be provided via LMS
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.