ENEV12002 - Community and Indigenous Engagement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

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

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

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Attendance Requirements

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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

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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: Moodle site student feedback
Feedback
Content wise the course assisted my learning in CIE a lot. Thanks!
Recommendation
Continue to refine the core learning from the selected Unit materials. Continuously update the Unit materials to maintain currency for students. A review of the unit readings should be conducted to better balance the student workload for this unit.
Action Taken
Unit material was reviewed and updated in 2017 T3 and 2018 T3.
Source: Moodle site student feedback
Feedback
I think more explanation on the assessment tasks.
Recommendation
The second assessment task (CIE report) challenged the students although most completed the task to a high level. More explanation of the expectations could be provided as well as an increase in the number of student activities provided in the weekly study guide that focus on report writing skills.
Action Taken
Zoom session were held to discuss each assessment and expectations. A PowerPoint presentation dealing with each assessment task was produced.
Source: Moodle site student feedback
Feedback
Struggled through assessment 2 as the word count suggested wasn't practical.
Recommendation
Include exercises that highlight the need for concise evidence based writing. Include exemplars from term 1 which illustrate a consistent approach to report writing. A review of the unit readings should be conducted to better balance the student workload for this unit.
Action Taken
Different assessment lengths trialed. Word count has been cut from T1 2017.
Source: Moodle site student feedback
Feedback
I felt a bit un-engaged from this unit.
Recommendation
Could include assessment item based on levels of engagement through the Unit forum earlier in the unit (week 4). Also could make telephone contact with students at the beginning of the term.
Action Taken
Introduced forums, the first four forums were included in assessment 1 to ensure engagement.
Source: Students
Feedback
Improved feedback was requested by students, especially around Assessment 1. Students also asked for more detailed feedback.
Recommendation
The lecturer will take more time to provide more detailed feedback on Assessment 1. Feedback will include more direction on how improvements can be made, or links to writing resources that address the shortfall in that section of student work.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students/Staff
Feedback
Inconsistency in Unit Profile, Moodle Page, location of assessment materials (e.g. Forum Post links) and referencing requirements.
Recommendation
More effort will be put into making sure the Unit Profile and Moodle page use consistent terminology and that the Forum Post Links are more consistently located in addition to other minor improvements. The lecturer will take care to look at referencing requirements for CA42 (Environmental Science) in which this unit is core, while also recognising that other courses with different reference requirements take use this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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