Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Self-directed project NA (NA)
Discussion board20%
Action learning proposal20%
Project report60%

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 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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