Year of Publication
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Ronald J. Hustedde
Community developers are often solicited to teach essential core concepts and strategies in the field but lack the consensus among their peers on which theories constitute the fundamentals. This study examines leading community development theories, concepts and approaches to establish the essential elements for a weeklong short course. In addition to content research, leading teaching theories were also explored to establish the core methods for teaching such a course. Active learning techniques were utilized to increase student participation in the learning process while building solidarity and capacity in the class. Finally, the short course was taught to a group in Banda Aceh, Indonesia and was evaluated for knowledge and attitude change through pretests, posttests, and journal entries.
Geneve, Michael Louis, "THE SCIENCE AND ART OF A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SHORT COURSE: AN APPROACH TO DESIGN, TEACHING, AND EVALUATION" (2008). University of Kentucky Master's Theses. 566.