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EDF6864

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Term 1 2014 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Miriam Faine

Synopsis

This unit is concerned with the changing relationship between the economy, workplace learning and adult education. The content is structured around two key themes, the changing discourse on work and learning and workplace learning. Central topics here are organizational learning, the learning organization and the debate on the benefits and disadvantages of informal workplace learning.

Outcomes

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

  1. understand the issues concerning the relationship between the economy (both global and national), work and employment, and post-compulsory education and training, as well as of their implications
  2. distinguish rhetorical discourse and substantive argument, and to recognize the key economic interests and political forces behind both
  3. analyse and discuss these issues in the context of both national and international research and policy experience
  4. enhance analytical skills and reasoning based on research findings, the academic literature and policy analysis.

Assessment

Reading review (1600 words equivalent, 20%)
Essay (2400 words, 30%)
Futures oriented report (2400 words equivalent, 30%)
Participation in the online discussions of the readings (1600 words equivalent, 20%)

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites