Learning for the Professions minor

The Education minor introduces students to the fascinating field of learning. Learning builds the knowledge, understandings, skills, beliefs and values that allow humans to flourish and participate in society. Education is a lifelong process and is an essential component of professional and personal growth within dynamic professional contexts. The minor is not a teacher education minor and will not lead to a teaching degree. It is also important to note that the units in this minor will not count towards entry into the Master of Teaching courses.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply an understanding of theories of learning in a range of practical contexts; (2) compare and contrast the use of mobile technologies in both formal and informal contexts in the global North and South for diverse groups of learners, and maximise their own learning with mobile devices; (3) critique global trends in education to explain difference in quality of educational outcomes; and (4) use their understanding of theories of learning to design, implement and critique professional learning for specific contexts.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2021

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 EDUC1102 Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 EDUC1104 A World of Mobile Learning
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/A EDUC2205 Learning in the Professions
Prerequisites:
EDUC1102 Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching;
and
EDUC1104 A World of Mobile Learning
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
nil
N/A EDUC2206 Education for a Global Knowledge Society
Prerequisites:
EDUC1102 Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching
or
EDUC1104 A World of Mobile Learning
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.