Humanitarian Settlement

Lecturer(s) Daniel McAvoy
  • Course description

    In the context of the increasing movement of refugees throughout the world, there has been an expanding need for countries to develop clear policies, protocols and practices for the effective and humane resettlement of refugees. This unit aims to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts of refugee and refugee resettlement, the refugee experiences of resettlement and refugee resettlement policies and practices. It aims to equip students to facilitate refugee resettlement and foster autonomous action amongst refugee groups.
  • Main themes

    • The concepts of refugee and refugee resettlement
    • International, United Nations and Australian policies of refugee resettlement
    • What it means to be a refugee: refugee experiences
    • Refugee resettlement programs
    • How to facilitate refugee settlement into local communities
    • How to facilitate autonomous action and independence amongst refugee groups
    • Refugee related trauma
  • Learning outcomes

    At the successful completion of this unit students can:
    ULO1: Critically evaluate the concept of 'refugee' and related terms and the recent history of refugee movements, demonstrating awareness of the nature of the threat to personal and social well-being posed by conflict and forced migration
    ULO2: Research and critically analyse key issues related to refugee resettlement including the international, United Nations and Australian policies of refugee resettlement.
    ULO3: Evaluate the nature of refugee and integration experiences, critically analysing the effectiveness of policies and practices of refugee resettlement
    ULO4: Develop a critical awareness of the potential of
sound community development principles and practice, to enhance partnerships between local communities and refugee groups, and foster and facilitate autonomous action and independence amongst refugee groups.
  • Teaching and learning methodology

    This unit is jointly taught on-campus and online via CloudDeakin. On-campus and online learning will be fully integrated with students able to access common materials and join sessions together via the CloudDeakin site.
  • Assessment methods and criteria

    Essay, 40%, 2000 words
    Essay, 60%, 3000 words 
  • Required reading

    Your unit learning resources are provided via CloudDeakin.

Last updated: 9 October 2017

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