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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Allie Clemans


This unit will briefly examine the concept of life unit learning and the societal trends that have drawn attention to adult learning. It will introduce students to the core body of theories and practices traditionally associated with adult learning. Concepts of leadership and facilitation of adult learning will be explored. The role of the adult educator will be theorised with reference to responsibilities and values and their relationship to educational practice.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the broad traditions and philosophical approaches in adult education; situate key terms used in adult education including andragogy, self-directed learning and facilitation; highlight perspectives and debates on the value of terms such as andragogy, self directed learning and facilitation; and reflect on the role of the adult educator and their own teaching practice as educational leaders.


Annotated Bibliography (3000 words): 75%
Critical commentary (1000 words): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Allie Clemans

Contact hours

2 hours per week