This unit builds upon participant knowledge and skills in contemporary learning design to optimise and authentically assess learning across the combination of physical learning environments, including work/community-based settings/simulated spaces, laboratories and field trips, and online/blended environments.  Using an inquiry-led approach, participants will investigate the dynamic relationship between place, space and learning relevant to their practice. Participants will design and develop learning for a combination of physical and online environments. They will explore contemporary literature to inform designs and approaches suitable for diverse learners in these contexts. Participants will examine the potential learning affordances of multiple learning environments to inform the design and development of an authentic learning experience for either a regular period of study or an intensive mode of study such as the VU Block.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
AET6004

Prerequisites

AET6002 - Curriculum Design and Assessment for Learning

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review a variety of learning environments and their impact on learning;  
  2. Propose and justify a learning design for a learning environment with a focus on maximising learning for diverse learners in their multiple contexts;  
  3. Create and review a constructively aligned learning product for a learning environment informed by pedagogical design and incorporating digital learning tools; and  
  4. Collaborate with peers to inform student learning within a learning environment.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Review Review contemporary physical and online learning environments 20%
Assignment Propose and justify a learning design plan 25%
Project Create and peer review a learning product (2 Parts) 55%

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