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Adult Learning in Education and Work (EDU645)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit examine contemporary approaches to adult learning in academic, vocational and community learning settings, including professional development and workplace learning. By the end of this unit, participants should have developed a sound understanding of the multidimensional, interactive, dynamic and socioculturally situated nature of adult learning. They should be well prepared for designing learning environments which facilitate the development of meaningful knowledge and its application within an education or work setting.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Collect and analyse data to identify organisational current or future training needs and current competencies of potential participants within an adult learning context.
2. Analyse and interpret relevant standards to determine the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective performance within a specific organisational context.
3. Research and critically analyse social constructivist learning concepts and theories for their strengths and weaknesses for developing competence and expertise.
4. Apply knowledge of social constructivist theories to design a practical learning initiative to address a specific adult learning need.
Report research findings and provide clear advice and recommendations to meet specific organisational training needs.
Timetabled Learning Activities External: No attendance required.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit employs a guided learning approach based on authentic learning principles, and students will be guided to learn in a supportive online environment and provided with opportunities to interact with each other and their tutor via the LMS.
Other Learning Experiences External: No attendance required. Some on-campus meetings will usually be available.
External: No attendance required.
Assessment This unit is task-based so by successfully completing the assessment tasks you complete the unit. The tasks build on each other and culminate in the creation of a guided learning project. The learning project is assessed at two points. There is no examination for this unit.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed E446 Adult Learning in Education and Work may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes · To undertake study in this unit, you will need access to a computer and:
· Internet access
· Web camera and audio (or access to a computer with these facilities)
A suite of software programs including word processing and presentation programs, such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint) or Apple iWork (Pages, Keynote).
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
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
P/T Teaching Casual

e: O.Imonitie@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S2-External
Dr Olabisi Imonitie
P/T Teaching Casual

e: O.Imonitie@murdoch.edu.au
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