Skip to content | Change text size
Handbooks Courses Units

EDF6810 - Navigating education and work: global perspectives, local practices

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Mr D Anderson


Clayton First semester 2008 (Off-campus block of classes)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


The purpose of this unit is to think about educators and learners in changing contexts of work and learning. We consider the range of contexts in which work and learning occur; how these are shaped by local and global developments in education and training; and how educators and learners navigate these changing contexts. We introduce key concepts that will provide frameworks for understanding contemporary educational work. We explore the changing relationships between work and learning, and discuss strategies for rethinking how educational work, learning careers and professional identity can enable probable and preferred educational futures.


Upon successful completion of this unit, participants should have: 1) Understood theories, concepts and research about the changing nature of education, work and learning; 2) Analysed the political, economic and social forces that are reshaping contemporary contexts of, and spaces for, work and learning; 3) Identified the implications of such changes for the work, identities and learning careers of educators and learners in post-compulsory education and training settings, including the workplace and community; and 4) Demonstrated improved skills in research and presentation, through projects relating to their work contexts and learning careers.


Reading review (4,000 words, 50%) ; and Case study report (4,000 words, 50%)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

[an error occurred while processing this directive]