Innovations and Innovators in Education

    Unit code: EED6111 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time


    This unit focuses on innovation and planned change at individual, enterprise and societal levels with a specific emphasis on education in various learning settings, including the workplace and community. It examines values underlying particular innovations and models and strategies for developing, promoting, disseminating and implementing change and factors affecting adoption and institutionalisation. The unit includes: the purposes and goals of innovation; theories that inform innovations; value foundations of innovation, change and innovation at individual, local, organisational and global levels; strategies for developing innovative education and training practices; professional development models for transformation; strategies for developing communities of inquiry and professional learning teams; case studies of innovation in community learning settings, workplaces and educational and training institutions.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Analyse the historical, social, political and economic factors influencing innovation in a range of cultural contexts;
    2. Relate learning theories, principles and practices to innovation;
    3. Identify and critique the values informing innovation;
    4. Analyse and compare models of innovation;
    5. Develop innovation that is flexible and responsive to the experiences of learners;


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Poster
    Grade: 30%
    Individual visual map identifying and contexualising an issue in response to a scenario.
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 50%
    A critical analysis of an innovation in a specific educational or organisational setting.
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Oral presentation of a critical analysis of an innovation in a specific educational or organisational setting

    Required reading

    Required texts will be advised by lecturer

    As part of a course

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