GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building (8)

Community and stakeholder engagement and capacity building are essential for sound management of environments/ natural resources. To be sustainable, a decision, project or operation needs to be economically viable, environmentally responsible and socially acceptable. The subject examines how social values, attitudes, and behaviours are related to how we maintain, protect, enhance, and use our environment/natural resources and then considers how to incorporate these attitudes and values into governance and decision making. The subject has no residential school. On completion of this subject, students possess a range of skills in community engagement and capacity building

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: GEO360. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss how social values, attitudes and behaviours are related to how we maintain, protect, enhance, and use our environments/natural resources
  • be able to explain and illustrate governance of environments /natural resources, including individual and government decision making processes
  • be able to critically appraise the effectiveness of various approaches to governing and managing the social dimensions of natural resource
  • be able to demonstrate skills in a variety of community engagement and capacity building processes

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Community Values: what are they and why are they important
  • Governance: individual and government decision making processes
  • Social impact assessment
  • Conflict resolution and avoidance
  • Stakeholder and community engagement
  • Social learning and theories of participation
  • Community development and capacity building
  • Strategic communication and facilitation

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of GEO360 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Attendance and brief reflection on line meetings
10
2
Peerwise multiple choice
10
3
Institutional dimensions of nrm
35
4
Capacity building for nrm
45

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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