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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Anti-requisites

EDU00557 Developing School Communities

Unit aim

Explores the philosophical, social and political influences impacting on the movement to develop workplaces as learning communities. Students consider models of leadership which support learning communities and the importance of partnership and collaboration, applying these ideas through an analysis of their own workplace contexts.

Unit content

1. Historical and contemporary perspectives on the development of learning communities.
2. Philosophical, social and political influences on notions of community, learning and professionalism
3. Leadership and collaborative decision making in the professional learning community
4. Workplace learning and professional development in the professional learning community
5. Processes and strategies for the development of a learning community.
6. Sustaining learning communities
7. Leadership self-analysis: Reflecting critically on personal leadership skills and the policies and practices of the workplace.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Critically evaluate current and historical discourses about the idea of learning communities, considering philosophical, social and political influences
2 Identify models of leadership that foster learning communities, and an increased emphasis on partnership and collaboration
3 Critically evaluate the effectiveness of various workplace learning and professional development models in promoting shared-purpose, continuous learning and continuous learning improvement
4 Demonstrate skills in supporting and facilitating learning teams
5 Analyse policies and practices in an immediate workplace setting, having regard to the extent to which they promote the workplace as a sustainable learning organisation

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate current and historical discourses about the idea of learning communities, considering philosophical, social and political influences
    • GA4:
  2. Identify models of leadership that foster learning communities, and an increased emphasis on partnership and collaboration
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of various workplace learning and professional development models in promoting shared-purpose, continuous learning and continuous learning improvement
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  4. Demonstrate skills in supporting and facilitating learning teams
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. Analyse policies and practices in an immediate workplace setting, having regard to the extent to which they promote the workplace as a sustainable learning organisation
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.