Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Term 2 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Miriam Faine


This unit involves identifying, investigating, improving and reporting on a learning dimension of the student's work. The starting point is on the student's identity as a learning practitioner, that is, a person whose work focuses on learning in organisational settings, in local communities and/or in educational institutions. It builds on the current attention given to learning that occurs in everyday work practices as well as in formal educational settings. Several perspectives of learning are explored, all of which emphasise the importance of the learners' personal, theoretical and cultural locations.


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

  1. understand and foster the learning dimension of their work
  2. critically examine and describe their identity as learner practitioners and the way this identity is constructed through a number of local and global conditions
  3. critically engage with various conceptual perspectives on learning in practice that may be influencing their work
  4. develop a critical analysis of their work and workplace.


Online participation (800 words equivalent, 10%)
Case study of a workplace issue (3200 words equivalent, 40%)
Analysis of learning in practice (4000 words equivalent, 50%)

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