OLTC20005 - Adult Learning in Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Adult learning theories inform a wide range of contexts in which humans learn. Adult Learning in Practice addresses approaches to adult learning in formal and informal settings. In this unit you will examine how theories are used to inform and develop your teaching practice. You will explore a variety of teaching methods and learning theories across a number of learning environments. You will apply reflective practice and scholarship to develop your teaching philosophy and inform your teaching practice. You will develop the knowledge and skills to adapt your teaching to meet the needs of a variety of cohorts in various environments.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

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Term 1 - 2021 Profile
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Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Reflective Practice Assignment 0%
2. Portfolio 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 43.48% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Inconsistent labelling of moodle readings and resources
Recommendation
Moodle reading labels will be labelled more systematically.
Action Taken
Readings and resources have been labelled systematically and descriptively to ensure they are easily identified and accessed.
Source: Self-reflection, staff and student feedback
Feedback
Uncertainty around purpose of peer feedback
Recommendation
Students will be encouraged to reflect on their teaching and learning practice and value peer feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection, staff feedback
Feedback
Need to encourage greater engagement with materials for portfolio assessment
Recommendation
Students will be encouraged to follow the schedule of weekly tasks in order to facilitate timely submission of the portfolio assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Adapt teaching practices to suit changing environments, contexts and cohorts
  2. Evaluate learning theories and integrate into teaching practice
  3. Reflect on evidence of teaching quality to affect improvements
  4. Engage in scholarly learning and teaching practice
  5. Examine the impact that learning environments have on teaching practices.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Reflective Practice Assignment
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Reflective Practice Assignment
2 - Portfolio