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Applied learning is an approach that contextualises learning in a way to empower and motivate students, whilst developing the key skills and knowledge required for employment, further education, and active learner participation in their communities. It involves students and educators in partnerships and connections with individuals and organisations outside of the traditional learning environment, and recognises that there may be multiple pathways to the desired learning goals. This unit will identify applied teaching and learning strategies (e.g. case studies, problem-based learning etc,) and explore their theoretical underpinnings and ways of thinking, being and doing required for effective learning. In this unit, students will utilise the applied learning principles to scrutinise their own educational situation, propose alternative teaching and learning approaches, and subject these proposals to unit peers for critical feedback. A presentation to peers and work colleagues will provide the opportunity to both demonstrate learning and understanding, and share new perspectives on educational practice in an authentic setting.

Summary 2020

Unit name Foundations of Applied Learning
Unit code EAL503
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Jennifer Williamson

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 18/10/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 079999

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Teaching Pattern



AT1: Implementing applied learning within discipline (50%); AT2: Applied learning presentation (50%)

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