YACL401-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)

Youth and Community Leadership in Global Contexts

This occurrence is not offered in 2022

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


In this course, students will evaluate different forms of leadership and apply relevant concepts to their own professional or community contexts. Utilising the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as examples will invite students to situate local youth and community issues in a global context. Students will engage with a local community (including youth) and tangata whenua to identify a local challenge or issue and develop a community action project (CAP) proposal. This will be accomplished in collaboration with the community and will include consideration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi articles and the principles of participation, protection, and partnership.

This course is open to all postgraduate students from UC and is a signature course for our postgraduate youth and community leadership qualifications. This course lays the foundation for leadership and engagement with local and national communities in global contexts. We structured the course into three modules of which Modules 1 & 2 are shared by all students — considering community engagement and leadership in local and national communities (Module 1), and then contextualising local issues in our globalised environment (Module 2). The third Module will offer you a choice of four focus areas: social activism, humanitarianism, youth work and development, and social entrepreneurialism. You can personalise your study of this course by selecting your focus area, while having access to the materials of all four module options to complement your specific interests and professional context.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will have:
1. evaluated and applied different forms of youth and/or community leadership in relation to their professional context.
2. applied Te Tiriti o Waitangi articles to their own practice and engagement with local communities.
3. applied strategies of community engagement to identify an issue in a local community and create an community action project (CAP) proposal in conjunction with tangata whenua.
4. evaluated local community issues in relation to global contexts utilising the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a tool.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

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.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


HOD Mandatory

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Christoph Teschers


Billy O'Steen , Glynne Mackey and Mahdis Azarmandi


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Community Action Project (CAP) Proposal 50%
Reflection on LS & Treaty in professional context 35%
3 Forums: Relating content to current developments 15%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,937.00

* 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 .

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