ENEV12002 - Community and Indigenous Engagement
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you will critique approaches to community and Indigenous engagement within the environmental management sector. You will study aspects of post-colonialism, sustainable environmental management and cultural heritage, as well as examine applied stakeholder relationships and adaptive management approaches. Drawing on transdisciplinary perspectives from Aboriginal studies, community development, history, planning, and sociology, you will learn to evaluate the requirements of community and Indigenous engagement, and develop a professional approach to this aspect of environmental management.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the importance of cultural and historical awareness of Indigenous engagement within Australia and overseas
  2. Identify the implications of top-down/bottom-up approaches to engagement in environmental management
  3. Develop basic community and Indigenous engagement plans based on adaptive management principles
  4. Prepare an engagement section of an environmental management planning report
  5. Critique the key issues that shape contemporary discourses of community and Indigenous engagement.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio    
2 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio    
2 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorLindsay Greer (l.greer@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Module 1: Theory, history and legislation

Principles of community and indigenous engagement in environmental planning

Week 2 13-03-2017

Module 1: Theory, history and legislation

History of community and indigenous engagement - Post-Colonialism

Week 3 20-03-2017

Module 1: Theory, history and legislation

Legislation and governance structures/barriers

Week 4 27-03-2017

Module 1: Theory, history and legislation

Knowledge, risk, power and rationality

Week 5 03-04-2017

Module 2: Engagement approaches, tools and case studies

Characterisation: Stereotypes, tokenism and reconciliation

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Module 2: Engagement approaches, tools and case studies

Local knowledge(s), global movements

Week 7 24-04-2017

Module 2: Engagement approaches, tools and case studies

Quantitative research and Indigenous pedagogy

Week 8 01-05-2017

Module 2: Engagement approaches, tools and case studies

Qualitative research methods

Reading summary and analysis Due Friday (05 May 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Module 3: Community and Indigenous Engagement in practice

Engagement planning and evaluation (EIS, SIA, CBA)

Week 10 15-05-2017

Module 3: Community and Indigenous Engagement in practice

Communication strategies

Week 11 22-05-2017

Module 3: Community and Indigenous Engagement in practice

Strategic considerations: compliance or engagement

Week 12 29-05-2017

Module 3: Community and Indigenous Engagement in practice

Conflict resolution and political factors

CIE Planning and Strategy Report Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Reading summary and analysis
Task Description

This assessment requires you to write one 1800 (+/- 10%) word report that discusses and analyses six readings from the list of recommended readings for the unit.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Report introduction 20% - Presentation of report context and clarification of key report terms and concepts.

Report body 60% - Each of the six readings will be assessed on the description provided and the analysis.

Report conclusion 10% - Focus on highlighting the main points and coming to a concise final position

Report presentation 10% - Grammar (inc paragraph structure), spelling, references, report format (title page, TOC, footnotes)

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A grade of 40% or higher must be obtained to complete the unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss the importance of cultural and historical awareness of Indigenous engagement within Australia and overseas

2. Identify the implications of top-down/bottom-up approaches to engagement in environmental management

3. Develop basic community and Indigenous engagement plans based on adaptive management principles

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title CIE Planning and Strategy Report
Task Description

This assessment requires you to write one 2400 (+/- 10%) word 'Community and Indigenous Engagement Planning and Strategy' report. Students will be provided with a report template that will provide the basic structure of the report. To complete the assessment task students will be required to undertake basic desktop research and complete the blank sections of the report template.

You will need to have completed the weekly readings, the study guide, and watched the weekly lectures and importantly review the assignment guide to complete this task. Assignment two is weighted at 60% of the total unit mark.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students The assessment task will be returned to students two weeks after the due date
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

Report introduction 20% - Presentation of report context and clarification of key report terms and concepts.

Report body 60% - Clarity of main arguments, details of key tasks, breadth and integration of supporting readings, understanding of the contested nature of engagement.

Report conclusion 10% - Focus on highlighting the main points and coming to a concise final position.

Report presentation 10% - Grammar (inc paragraph structure), spelling, references, report format (title page, TOC, footnotes).

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A grade of 40% or higher must be obtained to complete the unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss the importance of cultural and historical awareness of Indigenous engagement within Australia and overseas

2. Identify the implications of top-down/bottom-up approaches to engagement in environmental management

3. Develop basic community and Indigenous engagement plans based on adaptive management principles

4. Prepare an engagement section of an environmental management planning report

5. Critique the key issues that shape contemporary discourses of community and Indigenous engagement.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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