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EXE731 - Professional Learning and Development

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Angwin
Contact hours: 3-4 hours per week for on campus students


This unit focuses on developing a deeper understanding of professional development, how best to organise it, and the importance of professional development in institutions or agencies. In short, it aims to support individuals in becoming more self-sufficient in managing their own professional development programs.
This generic unit explores a range of models, programs and strategies in professional development for educators and trainers. The unit is highly flexible, with its use of a mix of print and on-line resources that include a range of multi-media case studies. The intention is to advance practitioners' capacities in professional development through reading, critical reflection and proposal writing.


Assignment 1: (50%) A position paper based on a critical review of the perspectives introduced in the study guide and readings associated and an analysis of the unit’s five Themes in professional development. You should demonstrate how this compares to your experience of professional experience in your workplace or places.


Assignment 2: (50%) Assignment includes an appraisal and analysis of two case studies selected from those provided and a proposal for a professional development program for your own workplace setting drawing that reflect your understanding of the five Themes, set readings and the Case Studies.

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