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Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to enhance their professional praxis through collaborative and reflexive action learning. Designed for students who wish to focus upon change and/or improvement in relation to a particular aspect of their professional practice. Students can also implement an evaluation planned through CYS03347.

Unit content

  1. Understanding professional practice (theories in use, espoused theories, practical wisdom)
  2. Reflexive practice and the nature and process of collaborative and participatory action learning
  3. Identifying and articulating an aspects of practice for change and improvement
  4. Data collection for action learning or evaluation
  5. Disseminating learning to a community of professionals

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the importance of evidence-based and data-driven practiceIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
2describe the key tenets and approaches to action learningCreativityLifelong learning
3demonstrate what it means to be reflexive in professional practiceCreativityLifelong learning
4identify and clearly articulate an appropriately focused problem, issue or aspect of their practice as a focus for improvement in practice CreativityLifelong learning
5plan and conduct an action learning or evaluation initiative, involving engagement of, and collaboration with, others within the workplace settingCreativityLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
6collect data and evidence to appropriately document and evaluate an action learning or evaluation initiativeIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
7document learning from the initiative in a format appropriate for dissemination to other professionals.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the importance of evidence-based and data-driven practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. describe the key tenets and approaches to action learning
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate what it means to be reflexive in professional practice
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. identify and clearly articulate an appropriately focused problem, issue or aspect of their practice as a focus for improvement in practice
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. plan and conduct an action learning or evaluation initiative, involving engagement of, and collaboration with, others within the workplace setting
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. collect data and evidence to appropriately document and evaluate an action learning or evaluation initiative
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  7. document learning from the initiative in a format appropriate for dissemination to other professionals.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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