Course Title: Learning Processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5001

Course Title: Learning Processes

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Distance / Correspondence

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The aim of this unit is to introduce the student  to the idea and practices of learning that are relevant to youth development work.  The Module focuses on  the role of the youth development worker as an educator and./or education facilitator.  It explores the theories of learning and their influences.  It identifies the different ways in which people learn and the factors that inhibit or facilitate learning. It also considers experiential learning as a method that is  appropriate to youth development workers and examines appropriate strategies for face-to-face work with young people and adults.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Learning Outcomes

The student will learn:

What is learning?
How adults learn
Education for all
Informal education
What helps and what hinders learning?
Leaning styles
Facilitating adult learning.

Overview of Assessment

A project/essay
Learning Journal