Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paddy O'Toole


Students undertaking this unit will examine the impact and change relating to key issues in contemporary Australian workplaces from the perspective of those engaged in facilitating or supporting learning in those workplaces. Drawing on theories relating to organisational change and strategy and on social exchange theories, selected key issues will be examined with a view to diagnosing and implementing action.


Upon successful completion of this Unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate awareness of workplace issues concerning individuals, teams and organisations,
  2. diagnose the structures and processes that affect and are affected by key issues, and
  3. show increased confidence and competence in planning change to deal with key issues.


Assignment 1: Essay (1,500 words) 40% (Objectives 1 & 2); and
Assignment 2: Essay (2,500 words) 60% (Objectives 2 and 3)

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Contact hours

18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester plus an average of 10 hours per week in self-directed study