units

EDF3811

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Damon Anderson

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the core concepts and processes relating to policy making in the field of adult learning and development in both the public and private sectors. Recent government policy reforms in adult and vocational education and training are examined and their impact on, and implications for, adult educators and learners are explored. Opportunities are provided for students to acquire skills in the development and critical analysis of policy.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the core concepts and processes relating to policy and policy making in the field of adult learning and development in both the public and private sectors
  2. demonstrate a knowledge of recent policy reforms and their inter-relationships with wider political, social and economic developments
  3. appreciate the ways recent policy reforms have affected practitioners working with adult learners in diverse workplace and community settings
  4. demonstrate skills in the development and analysis of policy from a critical perspective.

Assessment

Reading review (1500 words, 30%)
Final project (2500 words, 70%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 24 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 18 contact hours per semester
  • 6 hours of online activity per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

EDF2808