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.

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2020

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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

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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: 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
The lecturer provided additional and more detailed feedback to students.
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
Work was put into updating and making the Moodle site consistent and ensuring the relevant referencing requirements were obvious.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students found the moodle site confusing, outdated and the recorded lectures difficult to obtain.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will work more closely with the Lecturer to integrate and make consistent the organization of recorded and other learning materials on the moodle site. Additional checking will be done before the moodle site goes live.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students were in general very pleased with the lecturer, Dr Alice Buhrich, and the guest speakers.
Recommendation
If possible, Dr Buhrich and her guest speakers will be invited back to lecture into this unit again.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Core concepts were not sign-posted for the assessment tasks. More timely responses to questions on the forum.
Recommendation
Better sign-posting through moodle organization, case study presentation and lecture presentations to indicate which core concepts should be included or considered in which assessments. The lecturer will endeavour to continue timely responses to student questions on the forum. The redesign of moodle in 2019 led to some confusion in finding the Q&A forums, this should not be the case in 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say (numerical)
Feedback
Assessment feedback and requirements
Recommendation
There were no specific comments regarding this topic, but the lecturer will continue to return detailed assessment feedback and to make the assessment instructions clearer (and better linked to core concepts and learning materials as mentioned above).
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say numerical
Feedback
Low feedback response rate
Recommendation
Students will be reminded by email to participate in the have your say feature and how to use it.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say (numerical)
Feedback
Assessment return
Recommendation
There were no specific comments regarding this topic, but the lecturer will continue to return detailed assessment feedback in a timely manner and so that it is obvious to students that their assessment has been marked and returned.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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