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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 Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Damon Anderson


This unit examines the diverse contexts of adult learning and development from historical and contemporary perspectives. Consideration is given to the ways in which adult learning and development have been shaped by social, political and economic imperatives, including workplace and technological change. Students are given opportunities to explore the impact and implications of these contextual forces for adult educators and learners in workplace and community settings.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have developed an understanding of core concepts relating to 'contexts' in adult learning and development; an awareness of the historical context of adult and vocational education and training; knowledge of how contemporary social, political and economic forces, including workplace and technological change are reshaping adult learning and development; and an ability to analyse the inter-relationships between the context and practices of adult learning and development.


All tasks negotiated but equivalent in total to 4,000 words: Reading review (30%) 1,500 words; Case study report (70%) 2,500 words

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Damon Anderson

Contact hours

2 hours per week