YACL301-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Civic Leadership: Leading for Change

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


In this course, students will learn the necessary academic skills and knowledge, as well as ethical and cultural considerations, to explore the background of an issue or challenge they see for youth and/or their community, hapu, or iwi. These may include issues of social justice, equity, sustainability, positive development, policy, global citizenship, and others. Students will develop an action plan of how to address their chosen topic; a proposal that will consider how their actions' effectiveness will be measured. As part of the course, applying the approach of tuakana/ teina, we will take part in a Noho Marae with YACL101 students to deepen and extend our bi-cultural understanding in relation to our community project and to support the next generation of YACL students on their journey.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply research skills, including proficiency in digital literacy, to design a project to address current and future youth and community issues and questions.
  • Address youth and community issues and questions in a sensitive and responsible manner reflecting ethical and bicultural awareness and understanding.
  • Apply Treaty of Waitangi principles of participation, partnership and protection in considering approaches to identifying and addressing community challenges.
  • Describe how to measure the effectiveness and impact of one’s actions in a youth and community setting.
  • Develop a proposal for a project to address a selected topic of youth and/or community concern.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 239
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 16:00 Christchurch
15 Apr - 21 Apr
Field Trip B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 08:00 - 16:00 Christchurch
15 Apr - 21 Apr
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 329
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mahdis Azarmandi


Billy O'Steen


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Group Actions 10% Due before Week 6 & Week 12
Case study analysis 40% Due date: Week6
Video presentation 20% Due date: week 9
Full Proposal 30% 3000 words Due date: Week 12

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

All YACL301 Occurrences

  • YACL301-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • YACL301-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)