Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
During the pre-teaching period students will be required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS. There will be questions, attached to the readings that students will discuss in the tutorials.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 32 (4 days 9 to 5 during winter break) |
Total Time Commitment:
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Hernan Cuervo
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject explores young people as change-makers and problem-solvers against a backdrop of social transformation in Australia and globally. It provides students with thinking tools for addressing local and global problems in everyday life and skills for leadership. The subject focuses particularly on the Asia-Pacific region, home for forty-five percent of the world’s youth and a geographical area experiencing dramatic social and economic transformations. Students will be supported to critically analyse the significant opportunities (including new mobilities, educational opportunities) and challenges (for example, increasing inequality, high rates of urbanisation and mental health problems) produced by these transformations in our region. The subject positions young people as part of the solution to challenges produced by social change and views young people as the initiators and managers of change, employing different leadership styles. Case studies will be identified and investigated in class, including those related to issues such as: education (formal and non-formal), employment, public policy, law, health, justice, mobilities and migration, and use of digital communication and popular culture.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
There are two assessment tasks:
Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
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A set of readings will be provided via LMS
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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This subject should enable students to
|Links to further information:||http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/breadth/breadth_subjects|
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Youth, Citizenship and Identity |
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