UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SVLG1001 Fundamentals of Service Learning

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of service learning, and the opportunity to develop an applied understanding of a service learning project by conceptualising and developing a service learning project in a real-life setting. Completing this unit prepares students for participating in service learning projects offered elsewhere in the University, as well as in similar activities post university life.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe fundamental concepts in service learning; (2) distinguish and evaluate issues of relevance in service learning; (3) apply analytical and technical skills to a real-life service learning project; (4) identify, describe and interpret the ethical and civic learning aspects of service learning; and (5) present and write according to academic conventions.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) learning journal; (2) simulation exercise with a real life application; (3) seminar participation; (4) oral presentation; and (5) final examination. 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) Dr Donella Caspersz
Contact hours lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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.

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