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EDF6863

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Term 2 2014 (Online)
City (Melbourne) Term 3 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Mr Damon Anderson (City); Dr Miriam Faine (Clayton)

Synopsis

This unit will involve identifying, investigating, improving and reporting on a learning dimension of your work. The starting point is on your identity as a learning practitioner, that is, a person whose work focuses on learning in organisational settings, in local communities and/or in educational institutions. It builds on the current attention given to learning that occurs in everyday work practices as well as in formal educational settings. Several perspectives of learning are explored in this course, all of which emphasise the importance of the learners' personal, theoretical and cultural locations.

Outcomes

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

  1. understand and foster the learning dimension of their work
  2. critically examine and describe their identity as learner practitioners and the way this identity is constructed through a number of local and global conditions
  3. critically engage with various conceptual perspectives on learning in practice that may be influencing their work
  4. develop a critical analysis of their work and workplace.

Assessment

Online participation (800 words equivalent, 10%)
Critical assessment of identity as a learning and development practitioner) (2000 words equivalent, 25%)
Discussion paper on the various conceptual understandings of learning in practice) (2000 words equivalent, 25%)
Case study report (3200 words equivalent, 40%)

Chief examiner(s)