Through study, reflection, research and involvement, learners will participate in learning in three dimensions.
- Dimension 1 - Civic Knowledge and Understanding
- Dimension 2 - Social Action
- Dimension 3 - Reflection
The dimensions are the salient properties or characteristics of learning in this course. They form the framework for the course content.
The three dimensions complement each other and must be completed concurrently. The key knowledge and work requirement in Dimension 1 is to be completed prior to learner completion of Dimension 2 – Social Action.
Dimension 1- Civic Knowledge and Understanding
Civic knowledge and understanding refers to the concepts, ideas knowledge and understanding required for community service learning.
Dimension 1 - Key Knowledge
Learners will study:
- the notion of ‘community’
- the principles and practices of community service learning
- the range of community service learning opportunities available locally, nationally and internationally
- the idea of social justice
- an issue in contemporary social justice – illustrative examples: social diversity, homelessness, economic inequality, sustainability
- how individuals, groups and social organisations can contribute to achieving positive social justice outcomes
- organisations which address social justice. Illustrative examples: World Vision; Catholiccare, Anglicare; St Vincent de Paul; and the Multicultural Council of Tasmania.
Learners are required to complete an Interim Community Service Learning report. (Refer to Work Requirements.)
Dimension 2 - Social Action
Social action refers to the practice of applying concepts, ideas, knowledge, understanding and skills in and through community service learning.
Learners are required to undertake a total of 30 hours of community service learning which may be divided between up to three providers with a minimum of eight (8) hours of learning per provider.Learners are required to complete a final Community Service Learning report. (Refer to Work Requirements.)
Dimension 3- Reflection
Reflection refers to the metacognition involved in, and arising from undertaking, community service learning. Learners are required to complete a Community Service Learning reflective journal and:
- a ten minute exit course interview
- an equivalent presentation in multimodal form. (Refer to Work Requirements.)
||Dimension 1 - Civic knowledge and understanding
||Dimension 2 - Social Action
||Dimension 3 - Reflection
|Prior to undertaking Community Service Learning
Study Dimension 1 – Key Knowledge
Begin an Interim Community Service Learning report
|Initiate personally, or through the providers coordinator of Community Service Learning placements.
||Begin a Community Service Learning reflective journal
|During Community Service Learning Study
Dimension 1 – Key Knowledge
Complete an Interim Community Service Learning report
Undertake a minimum of 30 hours of Community Service Learning
Begin a Final Community Service Learning report
|Continue a Community Service Learning reflective journal
|At the completion of Community Service Learning
||Complete a Final Community Service Learning report
||Complete a Community Service Learning reflective journal