Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
The principal aim of this module is to provide students with the theoretical underpinnings of how to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate community development programmes and projects. The module explains the contexts and scope of working with communities including conducting the necessary community tasks such as profiling and community research towards the development of vulnerable communities within South Africa, the African continent and internationally. It addresses the pivotal role of a community development worker as members of multidisciplinary teams. The approach to community development projects explores the developmental approach to working with communities with a focus on sustainable livelihoods, strength based and empowerment theories.
Within semester/Formative assessment: 70%
Examination/Summative assessment: 30%
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.