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Facilitating Lifelong Learning (EDN540)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external
Description Promotes an understanding of what facilitates adult and lifelong learning in education, workplace and community. There will be opportunity to develop knowledge and skills for reflective professional practice and action research to support your professional growth. We will discuss cognitive and sociocultural approaches to understanding learning and motivation and how to use this knowledge to design effective instruction, mentoring, team work, course evaluation and assessment of learning. There is a strong focus your own practical professional development as adult educator.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the key characteristics of adult learning and lifelong learning.
2. Critically analyse and apply adult learning theory to facilitate the growth and development of adult learners.
3. Demonstrate reflective practice and awareness of your own professional growth.
4. Use creative techniques to highlight issues, participate and learn and facilitate the development of adult learners.
5. Demonstrate understanding of the role of motivation in lifelong learning and apply these principles to facilitate adult learning.
6. Reflect on different theoretical approaches to facilitating lifelong learning and identify practical applications of theoretical knowledge.
Timetabled Learning Activities Internal: workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week
External: No attendance required. Some on-campus meetings will usually be available.
Unit Learning Experiences The learning environment and working methods in this unit model modern adult learning environments: we use online tools, collegial support, collaborative knowledge construction and dialogue to support the learning process.
Other Learning Experiences Internal: workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week
External: No attendance required. Some on-campus meetings will usually be available.
Assessment Assessments include a reflective case study, , and exams. These tasks provide ample opportunity for students to demonstrate an understanding and application of lifelong learning skills.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate level course (or higher).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed E246/E2461 Facilitating Lifelong Learning OR EDU240/2401/440 Facilitating Lifelong Learning may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: EDU440
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education (GradCertTerAdEd)
Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Workplace) (GradDipEd)
Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Olabisi Imonitie
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e: O.Imonitie@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S1E-External
MURDOCH: S1E-Internal
Dr Olabisi Imonitie
P/T Teaching Casual

e: O.Imonitie@murdoch.edu.au
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