EDCX570 Investigating Lifelong Learning

Updated: 24 June 2016
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2016
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions AET380 or AET381 or AET382 or AET470 or AET480 or PDLD470
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Eryn Thomas (ethoma31@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Adult education as lifelong learning increasingly informs a widening field of educational provision outside and beyond the conventional model of schooling. Students in this unit investigate the key areas of adult education and training through case studies, program designs, provision, and philosophies underpinning lifelong education. With a view to their roles of educators and trainers in the broader field, students are encouraged to relate their studies in this unit to their own experience and work situations in association with the literature of the field.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1: Written task 5% 100
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1

Compulsory Assignment 2: Essay 45% 2900
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Assignment 3: Essay 50% 3000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply specialised theoretical knowledge to create new understanding of specific concepts and terms used in the study of adult education and lifelong learning;
  2. based on relevant theories, concepts and methods critically evaluate the diverse forms of adult education and training provision in the international global context;
  3. articulate theories of specific major theoretical and philosophical traditions in adult education, and apply an advanced level of independent judgement to clarify their own values in relation to these; and
  4. construct arguments around important issues of learning design, provision, and assessment, demonstrating underpinning skills and knowledge reflected in this unit.