edu4alp applied learning program



Not currently offered

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, participatory citizenship and civic responsibility. In this subject students increase their knowledge and awareness of their contribution and potential for good citizenship 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 equal opportunity and social justice. The portfolio is often a valuable document for employment interviews.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate your knowledge and awareness of applied learning as a connection between meaningful community service, academic learning, personal growth, participatory citizenship and civic responsibility.


02. Reflect on your applied learning experiences in the context of your future role as a teacher.


03. Self-manage a project including planning, goal-setting and meeting deadlines.


04. Provide an attractive, coherent and comprehensive applied learning digital portfolio.


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