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ECV711 - Training for Diverse Learners and Contexts

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Final offer: Trimester 1 2016

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

Jennifer Angwin

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

This unit is designed to examine the diversity of learners and their contexts. Learners vary across a number of characteristics such as culture, gender, age, learning styles and preferences. Contexts of learning vary in the situation in which learning occurs, such as workplace learning, community based learning, learning within institutional settings, flexible and distance learning. Additionally, the learning outcomes pursued by learners and their instructors vary in nature. 

Specifically, the unit is designed to provide the following outcomes for students:

  • Understand the typical dimensions of variation associated with learners and their contexts
  • Develop a knowledge of theory and practice to assist in the development of responses to diverse learners and contexts
  • Practise the strategies required to develop education and training responses inclusive of diversity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of theory and practice in the provision of education and training to diverse learners and contexts
  • Design education and training programs that meet the varying requirements of diversity
  • Locate resources necessary to understand theory and practice in responding to diversity, and to build on the experience of others in the field

Assessment

Assignment 1, 3000 words, 50%, The first piece of work involves a critical analysis of one or more dimensions of learner diversity, addressing the issues that underlie and define that diversity, and how they may affect the design and delivery of a training response. The first piece of work would be expected to be based on theoretical treatments of dimensions of diversity.

Assignment 2, 3000 words, 50%, Development of a Responsive Training Plan. The second piece of work involves the development of a specific training response to a particular group of learners who are expected to participate in an identified program of training.

Recommended texts

Foley, G (ed) 2004, Dimensions of Adult Learning: Adult Education and Training in a Global Era, Allen & Unwin,  Crows Nest, NSW.

Smith, PJ & Sadler-Smith, E 2006, Learning in Organisations: Complexities and Diversities, Routledge, London, New York.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2137$2776

* 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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