Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Term 4 2012 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Professor Terri Seddon


This unit focuses on theories of learning that emphasise contemporary rather than classical theories of learning. Key concepts from different perspectives are dealt with. Students will consider these theories and the key concepts as they relate to the different contexts of learning including the workplace, social movements, and community development.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to apply theoretical perspectives to situations in daily life; be able to examine situations significant to them and their practice, and develop abilities to employ a comparative analysis to their exploration of adult learning theories as well as learning contexts.


Assignment: (individual essay) 50%; Assignment: (group essay) 30%; and Activity in discussions: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Terri Seddon