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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 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 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Damon Anderson


The purpose of this unit is to think about educators and learners in changing contexts of work and learning. We consider the range of contexts in which work and learning occur; how these are shaped by local and global developments in education and training; and how educators and learners navigate these changing contexts. We introduce key concepts that will provide frameworks for understanding contemporary educational work. We explore the changing relationships between work and learning, and discuss strategies for rethinking how educational work, learning careers and professional identity can enable probable and preferred educational futures.


Upon successful completion of this unit, participants should have:

  • understood theories, concepts and research about the changing nature of education, work and learning;
  • analysed the political, economic and social forces that are reshaping contemporary contexts of, and spaces for, work and learning;
  • identified the implications of such changes for the work, identities and learning careers of educators and learners in post-compulsory education and training settings, including the workplace and community; and
  • demonstrated improved skills in research and presentation, through projects relating to their work contexts and learning careers.


Reading review (3,000 words, 40%) ; and Case study report (5,000 words, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Damon Anderson

Contact hours

3 hours per week