Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Description:||NB. This unit will run as a 5-day intensive course during the inter-semester break. |
To give students a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and methods of wellbeing assessmentnalysis so that by the end of the unit they are able to reflect critically upon it and develop it to use creatively in a specific context.
By the end of the unit students will have:
* Demonstrated critical understanding of how the wellbeing assessment fits with antecedent approaches in international development studies and other wellbeing approaches for public policy;
* Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of wellbeing assessment methodology and the ability to use it creatively within a team project;
* Demonstrated ability to present findings effectively and reflect critically on own practice.
Ability to plan, organise, and follow through a mini project in wellbeing assessment with others (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
Ability to generate, analyse and present qualitative or quantitative data (T/F/Assessed)
Ability to work effectively within a project team (T/F/A)
Effective written and oral communication of results (T/F/A)
Critical reflection on one's own practice(T/F/A).
The unit will set the Wellbeing Assessment in the context of antecedent approaches in international development (e.g. gender analysis and livelihoods frameworks) and alternative current approaches to wellbeing. It will offer training and opportunities for discussion and reflection on grounding wellbeing assessment for use in a specific context; and its use to generate quantative and qualitative evidence for programme monitoring and evaluation andresearch; monitoring and evaluation; and community based action. After a general introduction, the emphasis will be on hands-on learning, through interactive seminars and a teamwork project undertaking wellbeing analysis in practice.
SP50242 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Social & Policy Sciences
SP50242 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Social & Policy Sciences