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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)Mr Damon Anderson


This unit builds on EDF 2803 Learning and Researching in Work-related contexts, to introduce students to the notion of different perspectives or paradigms in adult and workplace learning research. Students will read and analyse materials that draw on different traditions, including positivist, interpretive and poststructuralist forms of research. The unit extends students' appreciation of knowledge as having different forms and purposes, and being constructed through different theoretical frameworks.


  1. Develop students' appreciation of knowledge as a social construct
  2. Identify their own positions in regard to knowledge as constructed through different forms of research practice
  3. Encourage an appreciation of research as fundamental to effective practice.


Reading review (40%); and Essay on a negotiated topic of interest (60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Damon Anderson

Contact hours

12 hours per week