Academic and Professional Learning

Unit code: EDC1000 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time


In this unit you will connect your own experiences with recent developments in education, and within a global context, and ask questions such as: Who am I and how do I learn? What is it like to be a learner? What is happening in the world and how does this influence learning? You will engage in the arts and blended learning activities designed to stimulate descriptions of, and reflection on, how to successfully engage in academic writing for university settings. You will also learn about academic discourse techniques, written forms of theoretical discussion, and will familiarise yourselves with library resources.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Elucidate knowledge and understanding of theories in relation to how students learn and examine the implications of this for teaching;
  2. Articulate academic, professional and personal learning needs with a focus on evaluating their own learning needs;
  3. Critically review and reflect on cases of learners from diverse cultural, economic and religious backgrounds including those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
  4. Explore creativity through engagement with arts practices.
  5. Participate in an academic community through reflective and critical engagement and understanding of principles of academic integrity.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Creative Works
Grade: 30%
Personal learning journey
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 40%
Planning, creating and reflecting on the learning and creative process of creating a play
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Play presentation and final reflection
Assessment type: Other
Grade: 0%
Evidence of completion of the Academic Integrity Modules (Hurdle)

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