Knowing and Learning

Explore the nature of knowledge and how we learn.

For more information contact track coordinator: Dr John Quay jquay@unimelb.edu.au

Learning and the Digital Generations

Sem 1 Level 1

Availability: Semester 1
Contact hours: One hour lecture and two hour workshop weekly
Level: 1

Deepen your understanding of the potential for digital communication to enhance learning and produce new knowledge, and discuss how digital communications open up new opportunities for learning in both formal (e.g. schools) and informal (e.g. leisure) settings, challenging traditional ideas about where and how young people learn.

Through interactive workshops, you will engage with a wide range of resources, both text and digital, to open up your understanding of ways in which digital communications blur the boundary between teacher and learner, producers and consumers of knowledge.

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Understanding Knowing and Learning

Sem 2 Level 1

Availability: Semester 2
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture and 2 hour seminar per week
Level: 1

Connect theory with practice and enhance your understanding of how knowing and learning works to support your own learning and that of others.

Alongside your lectures and seminars, you will join a homework club and tutor children and young people who need your assistance to improve their school work, automatically putting theory about learning to the test.

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Knowledge, Learning and Culture

Sem 1 Level 2

Availability: Semester 1
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial per week
Level: 2

Engage with amazing collections of art works, rare books and prints and archaeological, scientific, medical and archival material through tutorials held in a range of the University’s cultural collections and museums.

You will explore the significance of culture and context in the development and transmission of knowledge, and in approaches to learning.

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Literacy, Power and Learning

July intensive Level 2

Availability: July intensive
Contact hours: 36 hours
Level: 2

Explore the nexus between literacy, power and learning through a study of ways in which literacy education can empower individuals and groups and facilitate positive social change.

You will gain an understanding of the concept of multiple literacies in contemporary education and cultures, and analyse a range of contemporary and historical text types including written, visual, oral and digital media.

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Knowledge and Learning in Professions

July intensive Level 3

Availability: July intensive
Contact hours: 36 hours
Level: 3

Learn about professions that have emerged in the last 50 years and those that have an older lineage, and explore the differences.

Debates about professional education will be considered and you will be asked to contemplate how these apply to your own future career development.

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