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ECN704 - Applied Learning: Theories and Practice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Gayle Jenkins

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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.

Content

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.

Assessment

Assignment 1: Critical Analysis, 2500 words, 50%

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

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