The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course enables students to be proficient facilitators for natural resource management. Students will learn how to develop resource management and extension programs, run meetings, plan small group activities, and design and facilitate environmental education workshops at the local community level. The course also covers conflict resolution and avoidance, how to work in conflict situations involving the use of natural resources, community consultation, participatory decision making and negotiation skills in community settings. The theory component of this course will be delivered face-to-face with all lecture and supporting material made available on-line. A significant proportion of the practicals will be self-directed and involve visits to local landcare projects of your choosing for the collection of information for a management plan (the major assignment).


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of community, resources and management processes

2. Demonstrate skills in conflict resolution and avoidance

3. Demonstrate skills in designing environmental education projects for community groups

4. Demonstrate skills in developing community-based management plans for natural resource

5. Demonstrate skills needed to engage in community consultation processes


Content

Module 1: Concepts of resource management

  • The concepts of community, resources and management
  • Conflict avoidance and resolution
  • Participatory Approaches to Sustainable Resource Management
  • Local knowledge system
  • Working with community
  • Community development
  • Community level action in monitoring, repair and protection of the environment
  • National and International case studies on community resource management training and extension.

Module 2: Development of practical skills in community resource management

  • Designing, managing and evaluating community resource management projects
  • Designing Environmental education projects.
  • Community level action in monitoring, repair and protection of the environment.
  • Developing and implementing management plan for local natural resources.

Assumed knowledge

SRMT3040Community Resource ManagementThis course enables students to be proficient facilitators for natural resource management. Students will learn how to develop resource management and extension programs, run meetings, plan small group activities, and design and facilitate environmental education workshops at the local community level. The course also covers conflict resolution and avoidance, how to work in conflict situations involving the use of natural resources, community consultation, participatory decision making and negotiation skills in community settings. The theory component of this course will be delivered face-to-face with all lecture and supporting material made available on-line. A significant proportion of the practicals will be self-directed and involve visits to local landcare projects of your choosing for the collection of information for a management plan (the major assignment).FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1030005980Semester 2 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah2019A first year or second year course in sustainable resource management/environmental management.Module 1: Concepts of resource management The concepts of community, resources and management Conflict avoidance and resolution Participatory Approaches to Sustainable Resource Management Local knowledge system Working with community Community development Community level action in monitoring, repair and protection of the environment National and International case studies on community resource management training and extension.Module 2: Development of practical skills in community resource management Designing, managing and evaluating community resource management projects Designing Environmental education projects. Community level action in monitoring, repair and protection of the environment. Developing and implementing management plan for local natural resources. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate a knowledge of community, resources and management processes2Demonstrate skills in conflict resolution and avoidance3Demonstrate skills in designing environmental education projects for community groups4Demonstrate skills in developing community-based management plans for natural resource5Demonstrate skills needed to engage in community consultation processes Written Assignment: EssayWritten Assignment: Research ReportPresentation: Oral presentationParticipation: Class ParticipationIn Term Test: Take home examination OurimbahLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0Self-Directed LearningSelf-Directed12hour(s)per Term0Full Term0WorkshopFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for8Weeks0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Workshop: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essay

Written Assignment: Research Report

Presentation: Oral presentation

Participation: Class Participation

In Term Test: Take home examination


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks