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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anita Devos


EDF 2809 Workplace learning and development critically considers the ways in which work and workplaces have been changing in recent years, and the implications of these changes for workplace educators and others with an interest in how people learn at work. The unit explores and critiques a range of perspectives on workplace learning. A key part of this is an analysis of the role of the adult or workplace educator in facilitating learning at work.


Upon successful completion of this unit, participants should have:

  1. An understanding of current trends in the world of work and of organisations
  2. An understanding of different theoretical approaches to workplace learning
  3. A capacity to critically reflect on their own workplace contexts; and
  4. Further developed skills in designing work-based learning strategies sensitive to the contexts of the organisations in which they work.


The unit has 2 assessment tasks:
1. Critique of a workplace learning strategy (2400 words equivalent): 60% (Objectives 1,2,3)
2. Workplace learning strategy or case study analysis (1600 words equivalent): 40% (Objectives 1,2,3,4)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Anita Devos

Contact hours

12 hours per week