• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Human Sciences
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Melanie Dare
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENVS6021
  • Offered in Winter Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

There is increasing recognition of the need to actively involve different stakeholders and communities in the process of making decisions about natural resource management (NRM). Almost every NRM professional is asked to 'consult' or 'involve' the community when drawing up management plans for resources such as national parks, forests, fisheries, water or mining activities, amongst many others.

 

This course provides a critical review of participatory resource management (PRM) approaches, exploring when and why different PRM processes succeed and fail to resolve conflicts between stakeholders. Students learn both the theories underpinning different PRM approaches, and practical skills such as group facilitation, stakeholder analysis and how to design and manage participatory processes. A series of guest speakers discuss recently-implemented Australian and international participatory processes, and the class evaluates the factors that affected the success or otherwise of these processes. The course assessment is designed to ensure students apply the facilitation skills being taught, and that students can explore topics of particular interest to them in the field of PRM.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. explain the different approaches commonly used in participatory resource management, and the advantages and disadvantages of these different approaches
  2. explain the principles and theories underpinning different approaches to participatory resource management
  3. (a) conduct group facilitation and explain group behaviour, (b) effectively design participatory processes for different management and cultural situations, and (c) monitor and evaluate the success of participatory processes
  4. critically review literature and ‘real life' examples of participatory processes and conflict resolution in NRM

Other Information

The course is run as a block from Tuesday 1 to Thursday 10 July 2014 (no classes occur over the middle weekend).

Students who want to enrol in this non-standard session course but cannot see the relevant enrolment term on ISIS should contact the Fenner School at the following email address:

Helen.Lawley@anu.edu.au

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on an individual student-negotiated weighting across the following:

  • Research essay on a given topic or self-selected topic, drawing on PRM theory (30-40%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Tutorial papers answering a variety of pre-set analytical questions that draw on both lectures and readings (15-25%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Tutorial facilitation, requiring design and facilitation of one tutorial based on pre-set questions (15-25%; LO 3a-b)
  • Group work and presentation designing a PRM process for a given situation (10-20%; LO 1, 2, 3)

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Workload

Forty-nine hours contact, comprising an 8-day block course taught 1-10 July 2014.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 48 Units of courses.

Preliminary Reading

Dare, M., Schirmer, J., and Vanclay, F., 2011, Handbook for Operational Community Engagement within Australian Plantation Forest Management. Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, Hobart, Tasmania. (http://www.crcforestry.com.au/publications/downloads/CRCForestry-CE-FINAL.pdf)

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5358 01 Jul 2014 02 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2014 10 Jul 2014 In Person

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