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)
Coordinator(s)Dr Damon Anderson


This unit provides students with opportunities to reflect critically and creatively on the future directions of adult learning and development. Contemporary conceptual frameworks for reshaping adult learning and development are examined. Students analyse the potential implications of current developments and emerging trends for adult educators and develop an appreciation of strategies for participating in, facilitating and influencing change processes.


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

  1. show an understanding of the rapidly changing environment for adult learning and development and of emerging trends and their implications for adult educators
  2. demonstrate a knowledge of relevant core concepts
  3. demonstrate a critical awareness of possible and alternative future directions for the development of adult learning and development and an appreciation of strategies for participating in, facilitating and influencing change processes in relation to adult learning and development.


Class presentation (1000 words equivalent, 25%)
Major report (3000 words, 75%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

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

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study