Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Allie Clemans


Adult education theories, pedagogies and approaches related to adult learning and development in workplace, community and TAFE contexts. Exploration of theories and concepts in adult education and the application of an approach to designing learning activities for adults.


Upon successful completion of this unit, participants will have examined and compared a range of theories in adult education and training. The implications of these theories in learning contexts will be evaluated. A critical understanding of the policy contexts shaping adult and vocational education and training will have developed. Participants will have considered and applied an approach to designing effective learning for adults.


Critical review (4000 words):50%
Assignment (4000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week