What does MLPD cover?
The MLPD programme comprises of 10 courses that was selected through consultation with IAL-SUSS, of which one involves a capstone project.
M1: Workplace Learning Strategies (7350EDN; 10 credit points)
This course considers workplaces as learning environments, drawing upon recent theories and research. It focuses on workplace curriculum, pedagogic practices, and the worker-learner concept as the basis for Adult Educators to organise and support organisation-wide learning through, and at work.
M2: Strategic Learning Design (7352EDN; 10 credit points)
This course investigates key concepts of curriculum and instructional design for the purposes of analysing workforce development needs, and application of rigorous approaches to the design of learning that takes into account worker-learner diversity and the circumstances of their workplaces.
M3: Assessment and Evaluation (7354EDN; 10 credit points)
This course uses the principles of assessment planning to develop appropriate tools for measuring practice-based instructional outcomes, and the design of approaches to evaluate learning programmes with the aim to improve strategic learning designs and performance results.
M4: Learning and Performance in Work (7356EDN; 10 credit points)
This course focuses on learning at work as a collective social practice that is shaped and enacted in groups, teams and organisations. It focuses on providing a better understanding of these practices and enactments that can promote work performance at the individual, group and organisational levels.
M5: Learning and the Future of Work (7358EDN; 10 credit points)
This course examines the changing nature of work and associated labour demands, and to critically consider the nature and role of learning and adult education provision. Central to this study is the consideration of work and learning innovation in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment of today.
M6: Leading the Learning Organisation (7360EDN; 10 credit points)
This course investigates and applies leadership theory and practice for managing the learning of individuals and organisations. It focuses on understanding learning as a management variable, and the development of principles and practices that underpins the leading of learning change for organisational impact.
M7: Understanding Research in Adult Learning and Work (7362EDN; 10 credit points)
This course introduces the understanding of the purposes, processes and outcomes of research in adult education. It addresses concepts and procedures for undertaking such research in settings where adults engage in learning for work-life purposes to promote effective processes and outcomes.
M8: Investigative Techniques for Learning and Work (7364EDN; 10 credit points)
This course introduces key concepts and practices appropriate for conducting research in a range of settings where adults learn work-related knowledge. It includes the consideration and use of qualitative and quantitative methods and procedures, data analysis, and the interpretation of findings.
M9: Professional Development Through Practice-based Learning (7366EDN; 10 credit points)
This professional and employability development course focuses on decision making and planning for career development of self and others. It focuses on understanding professional development as a learning practice that builds on occupational demands and priorities across the lengthening working life.
M10: Independent Capstone Project (7368EDN; 30 credit points)
Through this course, students will identify, plan for, and undertake an independent research-based project to implement and evaluate an intervention that enhances adult education practices for workforce development.