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GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building (8)

Abstract

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

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusAlbury-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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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

The 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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.