Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview


In constantly changing workplace and professional contexts, there is a need for people to engage in continuous professional learning in order to maintain and expand their professional knowledge, practice and values. This unit aims to provide students from a range of disciplines with the basic knowledge and skills to engage in and plan professional learning activities within their future professional area/s. Students will investigate and evaluate approaches to professional learning within a range of professional contexts, such as traditional face-to-face workshops and presentations, online and blended professional learning, collaborative learning, professional learning networks, communities of practice, reflective practice and coaching and mentoring.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) apply real-world issues in education in the

individual professional context; (2) evaluate the impact of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in advancing the SDGs within your professional chosen context.; (3) evaluate the relevance of the real- world issues in Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) at a local, regional and international educational context; and (4) create a micro-teaching lesson based on an SDG

relevant to the individual professional context.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) microteaching lesson and (2) reflection. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gerardine Neylon
Contact hours
3 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.