INTG2888 Wild Card–Interdisciplinary Approaches to Real World Problems

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
The Higher Education Wild Card unit provides the opportunity to work collaboratively to find real world solutions for real world issues in an interdisciplinary team. Encapsulating the discipline areas of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, this project-based unit is a spark to foster global citizenship in all. Teams from diverse disciplines and across all academic year levels work collaboratively, supported and encouraged by their academic mentors to think creatively, both with regard to their learning and to the presentation of the project outcomes to the unit partners in community groups, industry or government. The unit offers enquiry-based learning, leadership training and develops valuable skills transferable to later studies and employment.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) contribute productively to the efficient functioning of team discussions and project work; (2) identify feasible solutions to the allocated real world issue; (3) demonstrate creativity in the development of feasible solutions to the real world issue; (4) explain how the interdisciplinary knowledge in the team assisted the development of feasible solution; and (5) demonstrate the ability to conduct community engagement activities using appropriate approaches.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) reflective journal on individual skills development; (2) presentation of project outcomes (group); and (3) digital diary reflecting their contribution to team interaction and engagement with the community. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Philip Hancock
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of at least eight units and enrolment in a degree-specific
or
second major from the majors available under the Bachelor of Arts
or
Bachelor of Commerce
or
Bachelor of Design.
Approved quota: 40—application assessed on academic merit and written statement in EOI
Contact hours
workshops: 21 hours
Note
This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.

Students must apply to take the unit by emailing a short statement to education-able@uwa.edu.au by 30 June 2018. The statement should be no longer than 250 words and should cover why you want to take this unit; how the unit will contribute to your major and/or career aspirations; your ability to work as part of a team. Selection will be based on academic merit and the quality of the statements.
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