BEHV 3026 Service Learning

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102740

Coordinator Bridget Brooklyn Opens in new window

Description In this unit, the learning experience combines civic engagement with training, and personal and scholarly reflection. Service learning focuses on the application and development of a broad range of knowledges, capacities and skills in the context of voluntary effort to benefit the community. For example, depending on the site selected, students may: extend their capacity to communicate and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts; gain a better understanding of social inclusion and exclusion in Australia or overseas, or; become more confident about their personal and professional capacity to contribute to the well-being of others or protection of the natural environment. The unit may be taken in Australia or overseas - through one of Western's Partners such as CISaustralia - completed individually or as part of a group and in any session of study. For further information please contact the unit coordinator.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: 1651 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary), 1652 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary), 1655 - Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars), 1706 - Bachelor of Arts, 1739 - Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars), 1822 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean�fs Scholars, 1823 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean�fs Scholars, 1658 - Bachelor of International Studies, 6005 - Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts, 6019 - Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary), 6021 - Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary). Successful completion of 60 credit points in currently enrolled program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the personal and professional skills required in volunteering.
  2. Discuss the historical and contemporary significance of volunteering as a form of civic engagement.
  3. Reflect on the personal and organizational challenges and benefits of volunteering.
  4. Discuss the contribution of civic engagement to a diverse, sustainable and inclusive society.
  5. Explain how your experience as a volunteer has enhanced your personal development and professional profile.

Subject Content

Determination of an appropriate placement in conjunction with an subject Coordinator.
Preparation of a CV and proposal.
Participation in training either at the placement organisation or, if not provided there, through the NSW Centre of Volunteering (2 hours, run weekly).
Completion of a placement: minimum of 20 hours, maximum of 50 hours. Maximum hours may be extended at student?fs request.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task: CV and Proposal Variable. Minimum 2 pages 20 Y Individual
Practical: Training Variable. Minimum 2 hours S/U Y Both (Individual & Group)
Reflective Journal 2,000 words 30 N Individual
Written Report: Scholarly and Reflective 2,000 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Online (Summer A)

Online

Subject Contact Bridget Brooklyn Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 1

Bankstown

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Subject Contact Bridget Brooklyn Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Subject Contact Bridget Brooklyn Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Bridget Brooklyn Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Bankstown

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Subject Contact Bridget Brooklyn Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Subject Contact Bridget Brooklyn Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

Subject Contact Bridget Brooklyn Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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