Understanding Human Behaviour to Influence Change
You'll learn from leading behaviour change experts how to unpack public policy challenges using a behavioural lens. We'll teach you our very own BehaviourWorks Method. We'll show you how to identify key drivers and use behaviour change techniques to bring about real world results.
This unit will teach you to:
- Understand and analyse individual behaviour in a way that identifies opportunities for change.
- Unpack public policy challenges and identify real-life behavioural solutions.
- Prioritise behaviours and target audiences to understand key drivers of behaviour and potential solutions.
- Apply an evidence-based methodology to design and evaluate a range of behaviour change interventions.
- Effectively communicate potential behaviour change programs.
In this unit you will complete Behavioural Policy Memos that summarise key readings. You will work collaboratively to complete a three-stage process of designing a behavioural intervention. This will include an individual report, a group presentation, and an evaluation of the participation of other group members. The assessment closely follows the logic of the weekly workshops, and the tools introduced each week are applied to design the intervention. Face to Face Participation comprises the remainder of the assessment.
In this unit you will learn about the theories, frameworks and models of behaviour and how to diagnose the motives and drivers of individual behaviour. You will learn to evaluate and apply a range of behavioural interventions in order to target priority behaviours. You will receive insight into real-life behaviour change interventions through guest experts from BehaviourWorks Australia, the largest applied behaviour change research unit in the country.
This is a Leadership for Sustainable Development specialisation unit for the Masters for Environment and Sustainability. The unit is delivered in the evenings.
The unit is also available through the Graduate Certificate of Innovation for Sustainability.
This unit takes place in Semester 1.
The unit coordinator for this course is Mark Boulet.
Further information about this unit can be found in the Monash Handbook.
Is this course for you?
This unit is suited to people wanting to enhance their leadership skills and take their career in sustainable development to the next level. The until will appeal to people with a range of experience across sectors, including: business, community advocacy and government.