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Students taking this course will critically examine the concept of community engagement within tertiary studies and how this concept is being implemented in Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, U.K., and U.S. tertiary institutions. This course will integrate academic content on community engagement with students' previous field experiences in response to the Christchurch earthquakes. This will provide students with an overview of how many different fields are contributing to our understanding of, response to, and mitigation of earthquake hazards in the Christchurch area.
Upon successful completion of CHCH101, students will be able to:1. apply theory critically to analyse community engagement2. evaluate the impact of their own community engagement3. use a self-reflective approach to devising, developing and presenting personally relevant assessment products.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Teaching & Learning Activities:Week of 1 : IntroductionWhole Class SeminarStatement of ServiceWeeks 2 & 3 : CaringRead provided articles and selections from The Civically Engaged ReaderFace-to-face or Online ForumCaring StatementWeeks 4 & 5 : HelpingRead provided articles and selections from GivingFace-to-face or Online ForumHelping StatementWeeks 6 & 7 : ConnectingRead excerpts from The Call of Service and view Pay It ForwardFace-to-face or Online ForumConnecting StatementWeeks 8 & 9 : HealingRead Seedfolks and A.D: New Orleans After the DelugeFace-to-face or Online ForumFinal Assignment, Part 1Weeks 10 & 11 : PresentationWhole-class SeminarFinal Assignment, Part 2.
1. Participation in either the face-to-face sessions or online forums.2. Caring, Helping, and Connecting Statements (1,000 word max for each one).3. Final Assignment, Dear Principals and Senior Teachers.
There are no Required Texts for this course.
Domestic fee $619.00
International fee $2,688.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 500
For further information see
School of Educational Studies and Leadership.