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EDF6864 - Work and learning

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education


Not offered in 2007


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.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to: 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; distinguish rhetorical discourse and substantive argument, and to recognize the key economic interests and political forces behind both; analyse and discuss these issues in the context of both national and international research and policy experience; and enhance analytical skills and reasoning based on research findings, the academic literature, and policy analysis.


Assignment 1: Reading review is worth 20% of the total mark; Assignment 2: Essay is worth 30% of the total mark; and Assignment 3: Futures oriented report is worth 30% of the total mark; and Participation in the online discussions of the readings will be worth 20% of the total mark for the course.


EDF6860, EDF6861, EDF6862, EDF6863