ARTS 3100 - Community Engagement Learning Project

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2019

The Community Engagement Learning Project is a short course that provides students with the opportunity to engage with a not-for-profit or government organisation by undertaking a group project identified by the organisation. Students will meet with leaders of the organisation and present their project work at the end of the course. As an alternative, students may organise a 20-hour placement in a not-for-profit or government organisation, subject to the approval of the course coordinator. The course has an important academic component. Students will explore the concept of community engagement, the role of the community sector in Australia, the context in which the sector operates, and the tools the sector has available to it to deliver services, influence policy and programs, and provide information to its client groups. Students will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills through the seminar program as well as engaging with a local organisation that delivers services to the community. Attendance at seminars is compulsory.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTS 3100
    Course Community Engagement Learning Project
    Coordinating Unit Arts Faculty Office
    Term Winter
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours in the classroom plus approximately 15 hours per week work placement
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
    Incompatible ARTS 2100
    Quota A quota will apply
    Assessment Academic essay (2500 words) 45%, Group project (1500 words) 30%, Reflection paper (500 words) 15%, Participation 10%
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Jessie Byrne

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    1 Work in a non-university professional environment.

    2 Demonstrate theoretical, critical and methodological and disciplinary knowledge relevant to one's area of intellectual interest in a practical form that mirrors professional work.

    3 Manage and finalise a research project at an advanced level.

    4 Provide briefs, presentations, progress reports and posters in line with current professional standards with polished writing
    and other communication skills.

    5 Show an awareness of the ways in which contemporary professional, industry, community or government organisations operate in terms of practical and project research work.

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Summative/Formative Weighting Learning Outcome (s)
    Journal Summative and Formative 25% 3,4,5
    Presentation Summative and Formative 25% 3,4,5
    Report Formative 50% 1,2,3,4,5
    Assessment Detail

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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  • Policies & Guidelines
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