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Last update 29-09-2015
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: glocal community development studies

Semester: Yearly

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Aya Navon

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: by apointment

Teaching Staff:
Ms. Aya Navon

Course/Module description:
This is a practical course (taught in two parts) designed to guide students in creating and preparing for their internship. The course is held every other week and taught as an active workshop where students work in small groups to identify, find, apply and plan their internship. The workshop begins by introducing students to the world of development, through providing an overview of the field and highlighting the main actors, the professional areas with in the field and different stages in development work.
The second part of the course (semester beit) will focus on preparing for the internship and will assist students in planning their internships by creating joint Terms of Reference with their hosting organization and in preparing for their internships.

Course/Module aims:
To facilitate a join learning process:
Jointly creating a positive and supportive learning environment
Students will identifying their internship goals and objectives
Students will find suitable internship placements apply and create a joint term of reference
To advance theoretical knowledge:
Students will acquire a basic overview of the field including its diverse topics and actors
Students will be able to classify organizations according to organization type, sector, field and approach.
To build practical skills:
Students will know how to search for relevant information using a variety of data sources
Students will be able to present a semi-academic poster
Students will gain the knowledge to produce Professional CVs and cover letters
Students will learn to create a professional Term of Reference

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
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Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: The course is taught as an active workshop where students work in small groups to identify, find, apply and plan their internship.
Course requirements
Students must submit regular assignments throughout the course these include: an academic poster a country profile website as well as professional documents such as C.V's or cover letters and academic papers.
Attendance in the workshop is crucial in order to be properly prepared for the internship process. Any student with 2 or more absences will not receive course credit (2 points)
Active participation is requested of all students for all class discussions, and will enrich the class environment and increase opportunities for learning

Course/Module Content:
Week 1: Organizing the field - Who is who?
Main Actors and categorizing organizations
Week 2: Main Approaches to development a historical perspective
Classic development, anti or post development, alternative development, MDGs to SDGs
Week 3: Clarifying personal objectives and individual skill sets
Holland occupational recommendations and personal reflection
Week 4: Internship topics student presentation
Education, Health, Agriculture, Economic empowerment, Micro finance, Integrated community development, Women empowerment, Refugees
Week 5: Cross cultural workshop
Week 6: Networking session
Week 7: Final workshop, internship objectives panel

Required Reading:
see detailed syllabus on course site

Additional Reading Material:
see detailed syllabus on course site

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 50 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 25 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 25 %
securing internship placment

Additional information:
Grade Components:

This is a required course (2 points) as part of the Glocal program. However, students receive only course credits for taking this course and not numerical grades.
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.