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ECN704 - Applied Learning: Theories and Practice

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Blake



Student must be enrolled in course E500, E592, E730, E740, E770 or E792.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

This unit includes an intensive block of 4 days (4 x 6 hours) with site-based workshop for E730 students. This intensive is designed to meet the needs of students undertaking an initial teacher qualification.


This unit focuses on the increasingly significant role being played by applied learning in 21st Century education and training settings and investigates the reasons for this development. The unit examines the theory and practice of applied learning as a pedagogical phenomenon and as a curriculum-structuring concept. It draws on state, national and international contexts, both current and historic, to examine the ways in which teaching and learning is given an applied focus. The unit examines contemporary understandings about applied learning in a variety of national and international contexts, including schools, TAFEs, Universities, Polytechnics and Adult and Community Education (ACE) contexts.


Assignment 1: Critical Analysis, 2500 words, 50%

Assignment 2: Applied Learning Program Proposal, 2500 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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