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Placement 2 - International/Domestic

Course Code CDEV-420
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week 32
Course Availability: Open

Students will participate in a non-paid field placement for 4 days a week, inside or beyond the GTA community in nongovernmental, nonprofit, governmental or community settings to take on leadership roles and responsibilities as a Community Development Worker in-training. Field Placement opportunities include a variety of international field placement experiences, where students can learn about community development work from a different global context.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Execute the roles and responsibilities required of a CD practitioner within the expectations of a community agency
  2. Perform self-evaluations and self-appraisals related to the execution of CD roles and responsibilities and the advancement of professional development goals          
  3. Apply CD concepts and principles ethically through the planning, implementing and evaluating of CD related projects and activities     
  4. Identify how CD work based on research related to the theory and practice of the CD field improves practice    
  5. Establish and maintain professional, ethical and respectful working relationships with diverse individuals and group in the community              
  6. Prepare a professional career portfolio that incorporates ways to market oneself  and identifies areas and settings of interest for employment in the community   
  7. Prepare a formal work-related report that meets the expectations of a community agency
Course Outline