140354 UE PR1 - P I - PFA Introduction to Development Planning (2012W)
Participatory Project Planning - Methods and Tools
6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 14 - Orientalistik, Afrikanistik, Indologie und Tibetologie
Continuous assessment of course work
Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).
- Registration is open from Th 20.09.2012 10:00 to Fr 28.09.2012 15:00
- Registration is open from Sa 29.09.2012 10:00 to We 03.10.2012 23:59
- Deregistration possible until We 31.10.2012 23:59
max. 25 participants
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Wednesday 10.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 24.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 07.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 21.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 05.12. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 09.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 23.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Aims, contents and method of the course
This course is designed to introduce the basic theory and practices in developing small-scale community projects in a participatory way. It provides an overview of project cycle management (planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation) and logical framework approach. More importantly, students will learn how to define problems not from the outsiders (etic) point of view but from the insiders (emic) point of view. Throughout the course, emphasis will be put on how to develop projects in a cooperative, participatory and a reflective manner. Students will also learn what maybe the consequences of developing projects in a NON-participatory way and what maybe the limits and problems of participatory approaches. The course will focus on the practical application of these concepts and approaches using some real examples. Examples will be drawn from the lecturers own experiences mainly in South East Asia and in the field of Public Health but students can work on their own topic of interests in any country/city/town/community of their choice.
Assessment and permitted materials
Regular attendance and contribution to classes. Individual and group homework. Group work and presentation. Written project proposal (one per group).
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
The goal is for the student to be able to gain practical knowledge and skills in developing small scale community projects in a participatory way and write a comprehensive project proposal of a high standard. After completion of this course, students are expected to be able to: gain knowledge on past and current situation and issues of community-based projects within the bigger picture of international development cooperation; apply theoretical concepts and tools to real project planning and management cases; critically appraise different methods and approaches used in community work; gain knowledge and skills on project proposal writing; and understand the importance and application of participatory approaches.
The course is composed of interactive lecture, reading and discussion of core literature, open & group discussion, group work, group presentation, and practical exercises. The lecture, discussion, presentation, and reading & writing assignments will all be in English.
1) Faust, Jörg und Dirk Messner 2007: Organisational Challenges for and Effective Aid Architecture, Discussion Paper 20, Bonn: Deutsches Institute für Entwicklungspolitik. 2) Robert Chambers, The Origins and Practice of Participatory Rural Appraisal, World Development (Vol. 22, No. 7, pp.953-969, 1994). 3) Other articles and reading materials will be introduced over the course.
Association in the course directory
PR1, PFA, P I
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