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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 John Pardy


This unit explores conceptual and practical issues relating to 'difference' and socio-cultural diversity among adult learners in workplace and community settings. Students will examine policies and strategies for recognising and accommodating difference in the design and delivery of adult education and training programs.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should understand how 'difference' has been conceptualised in relation to adult learning and development; appreciate how social, cultural and other differences interact with and shape processes of adult learning and development; recognise the implications of difference among adult learners for program design and delivery; and acquire skills and strategies for working with difference among adult learners in workplace and community settings.


Assignment 1: Reading review (1,500 words) 40%; Assignment 2: Final report (2,500 words) 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr John Pardy

Contact hours

2 hours per week