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ECV712 - Situated Learning At Work

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in course E500, E592, E700 or E792.

Unit chair:C Ryan




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The unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of workplaces as learning environments, conceptualisations of situated adult learning, cognition and the development of expertise, work based learning and learning organisations, learning and labour networks, and communities of practice. Drawing on learning theories relevant to this field of study, students will analyse situated adult learning in a specific workplace context and will propose strategies to effectively manage situated learning in that context.


Assessment 1, 40%, 2400 words. Analysis of situated learning in an identified workplace

Assessment 2, 60%, 3600 words. Extension of Assignment 1 in the development of strategies to enhance situated learning in the identified workplace


Prescribed texts

Billett, S 2001, Learning in the Workplace, Allen & Unwin.

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

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