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ZUG3059 - Project Development Practicum

Undergraduate – Unit

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Faculty of Social and Health Sciences


South Africa

  • Second Semester 2021 (Day)

15 Credits


  Following the principles of service-learning, this module will provide an opportunity for the student to engage in a project that will benefit an organisation in the community. As a capstone module, the student will make use of all previously learned theory to develop a project to meet an identified need. Ideally the module should build from the Child and Youth Care Internship module in the first semester, where the student had time to analyse the needs of an organisation.


  • Identify a need of the organisation with which they are placed
  • Write a project proposal with the aim of meeting the identified need
  • Establish a task team and coordinate meetings
  • Set goals and deadlines for feasible project completion
  • Implement the project plan and monitor progress
  • Evaluate whether the need was met and terminate the project
  • Make recommendations for further action


Within semester/Formative assessment: 60%
Examination/Summative assessment: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average one/two hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.