|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 2 hour lecture per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||1 x 1 hour seminar per week|
|Practical||4 x 3 hour practicals during semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||COURSEWORK - 3000 WORD REPORT||60%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours WRITTEN EXAMINATION||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours WRITTEN EXAMINATION||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Apply and review the theories of working with communities in a rural context;
2. Analyse and define the problems facing rural communities;
3. Evaluate community development interventions;
4. Analyse the approaches for monitoring the implementation of community projects;
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of community initiatives.
The module has relevance to students interested in working with local communities to achieve social, economic and environmental objectives. It therefore has direct relevance to students studying courses such as Tourism, Countryside management, Sustainable Rural Development.
- Introduction to rural development;
- Complexity of rural communities;
- The importance of local development;
- Uncertainty and the importance of adaptive management and a continuous learning approach to development;
- Case studies of community development;
- Evaluating community initiatives.
Specifically, the module aims to develop: understanding of the principles and theories of working with communities in a rural context; appreciation of the tools, mechanisms and interpersonal skills required to work effectively with rural communities; understanding of the complexities of defining problems and implementing projects in communities; and development of more effective critical analytical and interpersonal skills for working with rural community development.
Reading ListRecommended Text
Buller, H and Wright, S (1989) Rural Development: Problems and practices Avebury Primo search Moseley, M J (2003) Rural Development. Principles and practice Sage Publications Inc Primo search Recommended Consultation
Crabtree, (2006) Geoforum Sustainability begins at home? An ecological exploration of sub/urban Australian community-focused housing initiatives Vol 37: 519 - 535 Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5