EDSE12023 - Individuals, Families & Communities

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will engage in authentic learning experiences that introduce you to the policies, ideologies and practices that underpin the Home Economics discipline. Internationally, the profession focuses on achieving optimal and sustainable health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities in their everyday living environments. To understand this professional aim, you will explore policy texts and social trends that impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and develop the skills to interact with service organisations that support people in challenging times. You will have the option to select either a local or international community-based experience to examine social innovation in action. Through guided self-reflective practice, you will explore how to develop meaningful relationships with self and others, and how to take action and implement positive change in people's lives in professional, ethical and culturally appropriate ways.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode

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).

Assessment Overview

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Report 25%
2. Project (applied) 25%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 50%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Unit Evaluation Survey
Feedback
This was an inspiring experience and the unit had so many helpful resources. It provides the opportunity to create a teacher toolkit of resources for future practice.
Recommendation
Continue to link content with real world and classroom contexts.
Action Taken
Continued to link content with real world and classroom contexts.
Source: Student Evaluation Survey
Feedback
Content needs to be more focused on the Home Economics curriculum.
Recommendation
Make clearer the explicit links between unit content, Home Economics curriculum, philosophy, and classroom practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate a range of policy texts and social trends pertaining to individuals, families and communities
  2. Critically analyse complex factors that impact health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities
  3. Identify and communicate with service organisations that support individuals, families and communities in a changing society
  4. Interact with individuals and service organisations in professional, ethical and culturally appropriate ways
  5. Reflect on relevant points of view (perspectives) and on how alternative perspectives impact the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Report
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
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
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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 9
1 - Report
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment