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EDUF3039: Designing for Social Innovation

The ability to meaningfully engage with and address complex social problems is a valued graduate quality. This unit will provide students with an opportunity to engage in a scaffolded process of positive social innovation in their current context-home, community and university. This unit combines methods from design thinking with case studies from networked learning. The focus of this unit is on learning to implement a full cycle of a robust design process-Feel, Imagine, Do and Share-that has successfully been used with people of all ages from around the world. The focus of this unit is on learning to implement a full cycle of a robust design process-Feel, Imagine, Do and Share-that has successfully been used with people of all ages from around the world. Having selected a group challenge students will use mobile digital technologies to document their process.

Code EDUF3039
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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96 credit points
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain the relationship between knowledgeable action and actionable knowledge, and how this relates to constructive social engagement
  • LO2. confidently select and use appropriate design methods to address complex social challenges in collaborative group settings
  • LO3. competently plan and implement a small social innovation
  • LO4. synthesise theory and practical action and communicate a complete design cycle using digital media
  • LO5. demonstrate advanced development of professional confidence, interpersonal communication, and a range of skills associated with interdisciplinary teamwork
  • LO6. critically reflect on the challenges associated with engaging in social innovation, considering them from multiple perspectives.

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