Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:September, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The subject is taught using multimedia teaching techniques and is based around business case studies. There is no face-to-face contact for this subject. |
Total Time Commitment:
This subject is run over an 8-week period as opposed to a standard 12 week semester subject.It is recommended that students devote 14 hours per week to this subject over 8 weeks.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Students must be able to perform word processing, use Excel spreadsheets, and have a reasonable understanding of the Internet and the University’s Learning Management System (LMS).
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
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. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Ruth Nettle, Ms Anne Crawford
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Students will review theories and case studies of innovation and change in land and environment in order to analyse and consider the design, delivery and evaluation of knowledge systems. The subject will provide students with an understanding of how and why people take up knowledge and information, as well as the roles of different agents in innovation systems. Students will develop the skills to enable them to generate, acquire, apply and make accessible the knowledge needed to enhance material, human, social and environmental wellbeing.
On completion of this subject students will have developed:
Assignment 1 (Individual, 1,000 words), due week 3 - 10%, Assignment 2 (Group, 3,000 words), due week 6 - 30%, Assignment 3 (Individual, 4,000 words), due week 8 - 40%, and Online Discussion Participation, due weeks 1-8 - 20%.
Jennings, J., Packham, R. And Woodside, D. (ed.) 2011. Shaping Change: Natural Resource Management, Agriculture and the Role of Extension. Australia: Australiasia-Pacific Extension Network.
Leeuwis, C. (2004) Communication for Rural Innovation: Rethinking Agricultural Extension. Third Edition. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4051-7647-7.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
It is expected students will develop:
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework) |
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
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