Explores the philosophical, social and political influences impacting on the movement to develop workplaces as learning communities. Students consider models of leadership which support learning communities and the importance of partnership and collaboration, applying these ideas through an analysis of their own workplace contexts.
1. Historical and contemporary perspectives on the development of learning communities.
2. Philosophical, social and political influences on notions of community, learning and professionalism
3. Leadership and collaborative decision making in the professional learning community
4. Workplace learning and professional development in the professional learning community
5. Processes and strategies for the development of a learning community.
6. Sustaining learning communities
7. Leadership self-analysis: Reflecting critically on personal leadership skills and the policies and practices of the workplace.
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Critically evaluate current and historical discourses about the idea of learning communities, considering philosophical, social and political influences||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Identify models of leadership that foster learning communities, and an increased emphasis on partnership and collaboration||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Critically evaluate the effectiveness of various workplace learning and professional development models in promoting shared-purpose, continuous learning and continuous learning improvement||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||Demonstrate skills in supporting and facilitating learning teams||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||Analyse policies and practices in an immediate workplace setting, having regard to the extent to which they promote the workplace as a sustainable learning organisation||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning NA (NA)|
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