2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
The unit includes 80 hours of Work integrated learning
In this unit students will investigate major policy drivers in Adult, Vocational Education and Training and how these translate into their own teaching practice. Students will be introduced to current research on the vocational education and training system including publicly funded TAFE in Australia, and develop knowledge about the various sites of learning where vocational education and training occurs. Students will develop advanced knowledge and skills of key learning theories, including formal, informal and work based approaches, contemporary practices in teaching pedagogy and digital learning through cloud-based resources and case studies. They will critically apply this knowledge to reflect on their own teaching, future professional development and lifelong learning.
At the completion of this unit students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Research the current academic and practice-based literature to investigate key global discourses in adult, vocational education and training
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Apply knowledge of key global discourses that impact on policy and drivers of change in adult, vocational education and training to real world problems
GLO5: Problem solving
Critique and apply key learning theories that inform teaching pedagogy and practice in adult, vocational education and training (including TAFE), and use these to articulate a coherent philosophy that supports their own approach to teaching and learning
Critically reflect on their own teacher practice and scholarship with regard to identifying opportunities for professional development and lifelong learning. This could be included in assessment requirements.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
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