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EXE736 - Knowledge, Learning and Learners

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Williams




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Students will investigate some traditional and modern approaches to understanding the way people learn in educational institutions, in the workplace, and in everyday activities. Each of the approaches is based on the assumption that knowledge is developed by individuals and groups through social interaction. Participants will be required to engage with a central core of theoretical ideas and then will be asked to relate one of these to an area of their own interest and workplace needs. The unit caters for educators and trainers from across all sectors, as well as some specific school curriculum areas. Access to a computer, and the internet are required to complete this unit.


The two assignments total 6000 words or equivalent. Creative presentation will be encouraged.
The first assignment will focus on the core material (40%) and the second on an application of one learning theory to a specific learning context (60%).

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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