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EDF3803 - Working with difference

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Mr D Anderson


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit explores conceptual and practical issues relating to 'difference' and socio-cultural diversity among adult learners in workplace and community settings. Students will examine policies and strategies for recognising and accommodating difference in the design and delivery of adult education and training programs.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should understand how 'difference' has been conceptualised in relation to adult learning and development; appreciate how social, cultural and other differences interact with and shape processes of adult learning and development; recognise the implications of difference among adult learners for program design and delivery; and acquire skills and strategies for working with difference among adult learners in workplace and community settings.


Assignment 1: Reading review (1,500 words) 40%; Assignment 2: Final report (2,500 words) 60%

Contact hours

2 hours per week