ARTS 3100 - Community Engagement Learning Project

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2016

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This course is focused on matching student skills to community and business needs in host organisations in the government, NGO and private sectors while developing cultural awareness, a sense of social justice and community engagement. It is organised over a 4 week period on an intensive mode basis (or equivalent). Students will be linked up with a host organisation (particularly those dealing with social service issues such as homelessness, aboriginal issues, international aid, social justice, refugees and youth unemployment) and become active participants in the organisation, engaging with members of the community and developing skills that will make them better able to contribute to society as global citizens. They will work with the host organisation to engage with and understand everyday issues that are being faced by the organisation and research and help provide solutions and appropriate responses to such needs and issues in the workplace. Students will complete a research project or professional portfolio, as well as a learning journal throughout the course, which enables them to reflect on their experience and their use of knowledge and skills gained throughout their degree. Places will be reserved for international students, (particularly those doing Liberal Arts and related degrees) who wish to experience a work placement/internship in the Australian context.

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