Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)


This unit will critically consider the ways in which work and workplaces have been changing in recent years, and the implications of these changes for workplace educators and others with an interest in how people learn at work. The unit explores and critiques a range of perspectives on workplace learning. A key part of this is an analysis of the role of the adult or workplace educator in facilitating learning at work.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand current trends in the world of work and of organisations
  2. understand different theoretical approaches to workplace learning
  3. critically reflect on their own workplace contexts
  4. further develop skills in designing work-based learning strategies sensitive to the contexts of the organisations in which they work.


Critique of a workplace learning strategy (1600 words equivalent, 40%)
Workplace learning strategy or case study analysis (2400 words equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information