- Class Number 5693
- Term Code 2940
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr ANDREW BRADLY
- AsPr Vinh Lu
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 02/05/2019
- Class End Date 09/08/2019
- Census Date 24/05/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 02/05/2019
The aim of the Social Enterprise Experience course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain an authentic learning experience overseas in the area of social entrepreneurship in a foreign location. In this course, students will work in teams and complete an applied project related to different areas of social entrepreneurship (e.g. microfinance, social innovation, corporate sustainability, education, philanthropy, ethical investment). By applying theory and knowledge into real life problems, through a range of collaborations with relevant industry and community partners as well as stakeholder organisations, students will develop employability skills relevant to their professional careers such as teamwork, cultural adaptability, resilience, communication, stakeholder engagement, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.
Students will be selected to enrol in the course following a competitive application process.
Specific details for each in-country program will be published on the College of Business and Economics website.
Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form, and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.
Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course as advertised.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and apply relevant knowledge in business and economics to solve a specified social problem
- Determine, research, analyse, evaluate and propose solutions conducive to a specified social issue
- Identify, assess, and apply social, ethical, environmental and sustainability considerations on the social impact of the project
- Demonstrate understanding of new and unfamiliar social, cultural, political, economic and technological environments pertaining to broader social issues
- Demonstrate effective verbal communication skills within teams and professional engagement with other stakeholders in a cross-cultural context
- Critically reflect upon the value of generating social change and lifelong learning processes
This course comprises two main components. The first is completed locally and involves a pre-departure seminar conducted by ANU and pre-departure training conducted by Project Everest Ventures. During the pre-departure period students will undertake research about social enterprises and development in Fiji before the in-country project. This research is to gain a preliminary understanding of the nature and purpose of social enterprises, and foster a community of co-learners within the group. This background research will be incorporated into the assessments during and after the in-country project.
The second component involves experiential learning based on observation and first-hand encounters of a social enterprise and the communities they support. This environment is institutionally, culturally, and economically distant from the experiences of entrepreneurs and managers working in Australia.
The central activity during the course is the 4-week internship in Fiji working on projects with Project Everest Ventures. Participation in this field trip is mandatory. The in-country internship will be held on 1-27 July 2019, with further details posted on Wattle.
Additional Course Costs
Enrolled students are required to pay for the costs associated with the internship offered by Project Everest Ventures in addition to the course fee. These costs include a participation fee paid directly to Project Everest Ventures, to cover costs including training, materials, ground transportation, accommodation, and food.
Examination Material or equipment
Links to helpful resources for completing the assessments will be posted on Wattle.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Pre-departure Seminar (ANU) - Monday 20 May, 10:00-12:00 - RSM Seminar Room 1106, Copland Building (24)|
|2||Pre-departure Training (Project Everest Ventures) - Friday 24 May|
|3||Internship Placement - Fiji - 1-27 July 2019|
|4||Post-tour Seminar (ANU) - August (date tbc)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Background Report - 30% (Pre-departure)||30 %||31/05/2019||07/06/2019||2, 4|
|Individual Learning Report - 60% (Post-project)||60 %||19/08/2019||02/09/2019||1, 3, 6|
|Participation - 10%||10 %||29/07/2019||19/08/2019||5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Participation equivalent to 4 weeks (120 hours) in the in-country projects is mandatory.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 2, 4
Background Report - 30% (Pre-departure)
During the Pre-Departure Seminar (Monday 20 May 2019) students will be allocated into teams of 3. Each team will be required to research and write a Background Report in preparation for the in-country internship with Project Everest Ventures. The purpose of the Background Report is to gain a preliminary understanding of Fiji’s country environment, its development needs, and the role of social enterprises in addressing development challenges.
The Background Report should be a maximum of 3,000 words in length and is due by 23:59 on Friday 31 May on Turnitin. A detailed task specification and marking criteria will be posted on Wattle.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 6
Individual Learning Report - 60% (Post-project)
The primary purpose of this assessment is for you to reflect upon and critically analyse key elements of your internship with Project Everest Ventures, including what you have learned about social enterprises, their role in development, and the challenges associated with development activities. The report also provides an opportunity for you to reflect upon your own growth and development in terms of new knowledge and skills gained during the in-country placement.
The Individual Learning Report should be a maximum of 4,000 words in length and is due by 23:59 on Monday 19 August on Turnitin. A detailed task specification and marking criteria will be posted on Wattle.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 5
Participation - 10%
Students are required to actively participate in the pre-departure seminar offered by ANU and pre-departure training offered by Project Everest Ventures. You are also expected to fully engage in the project activities in Fiji during the in-country placement by working and communicating effectively and co-operatively with staff, other students, and community stakeholders. Marks will be awarded on the effectiveness of your communication within the team and demonstration of cross-cultural communication skills. The final participation grade will be determined by the course convener based on observation in the field during the in-country visit and formal feedback from project leaders at Project Everest Ventures.
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Andrew's recent research focuses on corporate social responsibility (particularly in developing countries) and business contribution to poverty reduction (inclusive business). He has undertaken research projects in India, Fiji, and Vanuatu. Andrew has published his research and presented at peer-reviewed international conferences including the Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, and the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr ANDREW BRADLY