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Facilitating Engaging Learning Experiences EAL504




This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning experiences within applied learning settings. In the unit, you 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, you will develop your facilitation skills and explore ways to increase participation of learners. In this unit, you 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 individuals 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. Note: The second assessment task requires facilitation of a session with a class or small group of learners, so you will need to have access to a group to do this.


Unit name Facilitating Engaging Learning Experiences
Unit code EAL504
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Timothy Atkins

Teaching staff

Tim Atkins

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of how students engage in learning and the implications for facilitation.
  2. Analyse student needs and design and evaluate strategies to support and encourage student engagement in learning.
  3. Apply and critically reflect on facilitation skills in an educational setting to promote student engagement in learning.
  4. Utilise personal and professional communication skills.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
079999 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Teaching Pattern



Task 1: Quiz (5%)

Task 2: Exploring Engagement, 2300 words total (45%)

Task 3: Facilitating an Engaging Environment, 2000 words or equivalent (50%)

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