Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students investigate, become knowledgeable about, and become empowered to deliver and assess, the various alternative learning models in Victoria in a variety of settings. Students also investigate design principles and how to utilise a range of technologies to enhance learning in alternative settings. Students consider various applied learning alternatives (VCAL, VET, SBAs), and their power and implementation in different educational settings including: secondary schools, alternative schools eg Community Learning Houses/Networks, and TAFE.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2EOE or co-ordinators approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of a vareity of alternative education models and their curriculum documents, history and philosophy that are available to young people


02. Demonstrate familiarity and understanding of the pedagogical knowledge of how alternative education models are taught


03. Develop the capacity to plan and develop, teach and assess programs which provide alternative education models


04. Demonstrate an understanding of hte connection between a broad range of complex student circumstances and flexibiltiy and differentiation in education for young people


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2500-word cross curriculum unit of work that incorporates design and technology to assist learning65 01, 02
Micro teaching workshop for peers integrating technology to aid learning (1500-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04