APPLIED LEARNING PROGRAM

EDU4ALP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Applied Learning (with connections to service learning or community service) can be defined as a teaching/learning method that connects meaningful community service with academic learning, personal growth and civic responsibility. In this subject students increase their knowledge and awareness of community assets, issues and models of community building and effective school community relations. The vehicle for developing this learning is an applied learning portfolio where students reflect on their volunteer or paid capacity experiences (for example after school care program coordinator, teacher or integration aide, tutoring, sports coaching, youth at risk program, school camp worker) undertaken prior to the completion of their course. Students are encouraged to build their critical thinking abilities in order to be productive citizens with the social responsibility and skills to be advocates of social justice.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaymond Nichol

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStudy Resources On the LMSPrescribedMasters, Jenny (2012)LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaymond Nichol

Class requirements

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus three hours of online learning per week for the semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Applied Learning Planner (equiv. to a 800 word essay)20
Applied Learning Portfolio (equiv. to a 3,200 word essay)80

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaymond Nichol

Class requirements

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus three hours of online learning per week for the semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Applied Learning Planner (equiv. to a 800 word essay)20
Applied Learning Portfolio (equiv. to a 3,200 word essay)80

Mildura, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKymberley Barbary

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Applied Learning Planner (equiv. to a 800 word essay)20
Applied Learning Portfolio (equiv. to a 3,200 word essay)80