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In this course, students will integrate up to 30 hours of community service (completed as a whole class and individually) related to the Christchurch earthquakes, relevant academic content about post-disaster response and volunteerism, and guided reflection. 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 engagement experiences3. demonstrate an understanding of the Principles of Protection, Partnership, and Participation of the Treaty of Waitangi with regard to community engagement in New Zealand4. use a self-reflective approach to devising, developing, and presenting personally relevant assessment products
26 Feb - Intro to course and each other5 March – Lyttleton - Project Lyttelton service project & Session with Adam Mcgrath of The Eastern at the Wunderbar-12 March – CBD - Gap Filler & Imagination Station Lego Play Centre, Quake City Museum19 March - Riccarton West Neighbourhood - Community Garden service project, Session with Sgt. Steve Jones (NZ Police) and community leaders26 March – Sumner - Sumner Community Hub service project, Session with Darren Wright (Fire Brigade & CERA Advisory Group), Bryan L’Estrange (Container Art), and Marnie Kent (Sumner Community Hub)Contact-UC, TBC2 April - Design Thinking Workshop for CERA Advisory Group ProjectMid Semester Break (CERA Advisory Group Project)29/30 April - CERA Advisory Group Project in the field-Gap Filler Facilitation with Sumner School students6/7 May - CERA Advisory Group Project in the field-Gap Filler with Te Waka Unua students13/14 May - CERA Advisory Group Project Presentations-Gap Filler with Rawhiti students21 May - Phillipstown Data collection project28 May - Design Thinking Workshop for Healing Proposal4 June - UC Staff Club, Healing Proposal Presentations
Associate Professor of Community EngagementDirector, UC Community Engagement HubEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +64 3 364 2851, 027 956 9511
Proposal BriefPart 1 (17%) - Part 1 will be a creative/artistic/symbolic representation of your proposal that uses the same dimensions of an A4 sheet of paper as its base (this is so you have some limits and don’t try to create a massive piece!). It can be three-dimensional, visual, musical, etc. It should be a product that is derived from considering this task in a lateral, creative, out-of-the-box manner, and should be linked to your Part 2. Present this representation in a format that is relevant to you and would help you “sell” your proposal to potential community partners. Part 2 (17%) - Part 2 will be your story/presentation that serves to explain and complement Part 1. You can think of these two parts as an exhibit in an art gallery whereby each helps to complete the picture of the other. This part must answer the 5 questions below and can be submitted as speaker's notes, Powerpoint slides, an essay, a report, bullet point answers, etc. This part must explicitly answer the 5 questions below: 1. How is this an innovative idea (i.e, it hasn't been done in this way or in this place before) with a clearly articulated objective/goal? (4%)2. How is this idea connected to your local knowledge of the area (3%)3. How has this idea been influenced by external inspiration (i.e., CHCH101 course experiences - readings, speakers, activities; your life experiences, your studies, travels, etc.)? (3%)4. What are the practicalities of implementing this idea (timeframe, use of existing local assets, cost in money, labour, and materials; etc.)? (3%)5. What is the long-term sustainability of this idea? How will you know if it succeeds? How will you measure its effectiveness? (4%)Part 2 should be around 1,000 words. You can use tables, charts, diagrams, bullet points, etc. where possible and appropriate.
The learning resources for CHCH101 will include contemporary research and popular media articles and excerpts from the following texts. All learning resources are provided online at no cost.http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/graphics/cis/chch101.jpg
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Partner Organisations:CHCH101 students have done their community service with the following Partner Organisations:• Addington Action• Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority• Christchurch City Council• Gap Filler• Greening the Rubble• New Zealand Police Neighbourhood Policing Team• North Beach Community Childcare Centre• Papanui Rotary• Riccarton West Neighbourhood• Student Volunteer Army• Sumner Community Hub• UC Sustainability• Volunteer Army FoundationStudent Endorsements:The CHCH101 course was a great way for me to hear a variety of perspectives on what came out of the earthquakes and where the city needs to go and to challenge me to think about what I learned from staying the city after the earthquakes.I just want to thank you for a great course. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and am very glad I took the opportunity to re-examine some of my values and beliefs. Thanks for the thought provoking sessions and the detailed feedback on my assignments. I am sure this course will serve me in many ways in the future.I just want to thank you for a great course. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and am very glad I took the opportunity to re-examine some of my values and beliefs. Thanks for the thought provoking sessions and the detailed feedback on my assignments. I am sure this course will serve me in many ways in the future.I am now motivated to start up a Student Volunteer Army back at my home university (study abroad student).The CHCH101 course was a great way for me to hear a variety of perspectives on what came out of the earthquakes and where the city needs to go and to challenge me to think about what I learned from staying the city after the earthquakes.
Domestic fee $697.00
International fee $2,913.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 500
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