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Facilitating Engaging Learning Experiences EAL201




This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and develop and evaluate techniques aimed at increasing levels of engagement. Through practical assessment tasks, students will develop their facilitation skills and explore ways to increase participation of learners. This unit will consider how educators can foster an environment where learners become increasingly responsible and self-directed in their own applied learning setting. This unit suits people with some experience in working with learners (e.g. practising teachers, trainers, classroom aides, or industry people who have worked with apprentices) who are interested in exploring issues of student disengagement, drawing on theories of how and why students might be engaged and then trialling new facilitation approaches that target student engagement.


Unit name Facilitating Engaging Learning Experiences
Unit code EAL201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Timothy Atkins

Teaching staff

Timothy Atkins

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and analyse key issues/themes of a factor of student engagement and implications of these for professional practice.
  2. Analyse student needs and use this information to design and evaluate strategies that support and encourage student engagement in learning.
  3. Apply and reflect on facilitation skills in an educational setting to promote student engagement in learning.
  4. Communicate in writing for personal and professional purposes including the use and integration of scholarly and professional literature and practical experience.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070109 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Teaching Pattern

Fully Online: Weekly readings and activities, supported by on-line content and discussion opportunities.


Task 1: Quiz (5%)

Task 2: Exploring engagement, 1800 words (45%)

Task 3: Exploring facilitation, 2000 words (50%)

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