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Provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Improving Practice through Action Learning and Research teaches the principles of action learning in producing fresh approaches to a range of educational issues and needs. In this unit, you will learn how to utilise action research methodologies to gain valuable insights into the teaching and learning environment, and apply appropriate methods of theoretical thinking into everyday practice.
Understanding how to facilitate action learning gives you the tools to help groups of people engage in a positive and effective way to achieve mutual goals. Through studying a range of research methodologies and their practical application, you will develop a greater understanding of how people learn and work together through tackling issues and reflecting on their actions.
You will learn how to examine unit evaluations to identify areas of improvement – either in teaching practice or in the student experience. You will also explore how to use appropriate action research methodologies to implement learning projects that address specific issues or needs, and evaluate the results to further modify and improve the process.
You must be accepted into the following course in order to enrol in this unit:
In this Improving Practice through Action Learning and Research unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Action Learning is a simple but powerful tool for professional development, allowing you to take a leading role in tackling real problems. A solid grounding in action learning and research is a highly desirable skill set for managerial roles in tertiary education facilities.
In many ways, action learning and research teaches you how to be a leader. You will develop skills in identifying and addressing important problems, running meetings between different groups and laying down the necessary ground rules to find workable solutions to a variety of issues.
Completion of this unit will help you to dig deeper into the challenges and benefits of team working, making you more effective at facilitating dialogue and reflection to achieve meaningful outcomes. An education professional with a background in action learning and research can be a huge asset to any organisation, improving effectiveness and boosting productivity through a range of proactive initiatives.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.