- Code ENVS6021
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, postgraduate students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. critically analyse the different approaches commonly used in participatory resource management, and the advantages and disadvantages of these different approaches; (LO1)
2. synthesise and apply the principles and theories underpinning different approaches to participatory resource management in consideration of cultural context and PRM objectives; (LO2)
3. (a) conduct group facilitation identifying and addressing group behaviour characteristics, (b) effectively design participatory processes for different management and cultural situations applying knowledge of PRM approaches, limitations, principles and theories, and (c) monitor and evaluate the success of participatory processes ; (LO3)
4. critically review literature and ‘real life' examples of participatory processes and conflict resolution in NRM; (LO4)
5. apply reflexive practices to adequately identify personal and social characteristics and their influence on PRM practice (LO5)
Assessment will be based on a student-negotiated weighting across the following:
- Research essay on a given topic or a topic of their own choosing, drawing on PRM theory (30-50%) (LO 1, 2, 3, 4);
- Annotated bibliography of key literature relevant for their preferred essay topic (15-25%) (LO4);
- Tutorial papers answering a variety of pre-set analytical questions that draw on both lectures and readings (10-20%) ( LO 1, 2, 3);
- Tutorial facilitation, requiring design and facilitation of one tutorial based on pre-set questions (20-30%) (LO 3a);
- Group presentation on PRM approaches/methods and tools (10%) ( LO 1)
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Forty-nine hours contact, comprising an 8-day block course taught 30 June - 9 July 2015.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1320||30 Jun 2015||01 Jul 2015||03 Jul 2015||09 Jul 2015||In Person||N/A|