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In this course, students will take action to address an issue of concern they investigated in the previous course YACL301. The developed proposal for change is enacted in this course, displaying leadership through change for youth and/or communities, such as whanau, hapu, iwi. Students are encouraged to work in small interest groups, within and beyond the class group, on a local, national or international issue, document their progress and experiences, and report on the actions taken and the effect their actions had. Emphasis is placed on respectful and considerate engagement and practice with affected communities in a culturally responsive manner through recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi principles.
The Leadership Project: Implementing Change is the culmination of the Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership. In this second of two capstone courses, you will apply what you have learned over the duration of the degree to take action. The project proposal you have developed in YACL301 is implemented in this course and will demonstrate your leadership through change approach for youth and/or communities. You will work on a local, national or international issue, reflect on and document your progress and experiences, and publicly report on your actions and impact. Following the ethical values underpinning community work, you will present your project, as part of a shared forum, to the wider community including our BYCL whānau and other interested groups. Throughout the degree and in this course, emphasis is placed on a respectful and considerate engagement with community partners in a culturally responsive manner through recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi principles of participation, partnership and protection.
Implement a change project of their own design that reflects consideration and application of the Treaty principles of participation, partnership, and protection in local, national and/or global contextsEvaluate the effectiveness of their actions in relation to a selected issue and the United Nations Sustainable Development GoalsReport effectively on a project implementation, outcome and effectivenessApply theory critically to real world challengesUse a self-reflective approach to devise and analyse problem-solving initiatives
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.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* 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.
For further information see
School of Educational Studies and Leadership