• Length:
    3 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–4 hours per week
  • Price:
    $270 USD
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  • Level:
    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

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Prerequisites

To enrol in the Capstone Assessment, learners must complete a Verified Certificate in the four courses in the MicroMasters program.

About this course

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The Capstone Assessment is the last step to complete the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters credential, designed to test knowledge and skills gained in:

•          LGDM1x Leaders in Global Development
•          LGDM2x The Science & Practice of Sustainable Development
•          LGDM3x Adaptive Leadership in Development
•          LGDM4x Critical Development Perspectives

Successful completers of the Capstone Assessment will be awarded the MicroMasters credential.

This credential can be used to support your application for The University of Queensland’s on-campus Postgraduate Programs in Global Development. More information on these programs, including other entry requirements, is available via UQ.

The Capstone Assessment involves 2 graded components and a further task to demonstrate ownership and originality of your work.

1)     A 30 question, multiple choice, open book exam worth 30%.  Questions will be drawn from all 4 of the Leadership In Global Development MicroMasters courses. The exam will be available throughout the 3 weeks of the Capstone Assessment run and able to be undertaken at any point. Once the exam is commenced, learners will have 90 minutes to complete the exam.

2)     Completion of a 3000 word project or program proposal worth 70%. Learners chose one of three case studies, identify one development challenge outlined in the case study, and develop a proposal for a project or program which addresses this development challenge. Guidance will be provided around structure and required information. 

3)     Prepare, record and upload a 3 minute video presentation, pitching your project or program to a fictitious donor organisation. Not assessable but a mandatory requirement demonstrating your deep and thorough understanding of your proposal and substantiating the project or program as your own original work.

Do not enrol in this course unless you are eligible to do so, having completed and earnt a verified certificate in all four other courses in this MicroMasters series. Ineligible learners will be automatically withdrawn from the Capstone Assessment.

What you'll learn

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The Capstone Assessment will allow you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters program.

Meet your instructors

Mark Moran
Professor and Chair of Development Effectiveness, Institute for Social Science Research
The University of Queensland

Who can take this course?

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