EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning (8)


The on-going professional learning of educators is recognised as central to the quality of teaching in a wide range of educational settings. This subject examines current research, policy and practice related to the professional learning of educators. Particular attention will be paid to the links between professional knowledge, learning and practice; the ways in which professional learning can be developed and sustained in specific sites; the leadership of professional learning; and professional learning innovations. Students will have opportunities to relate key ideas in the subject to their professional practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in the Master of Education and the Master of International Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- identify the underlying theories, conceptual frames and structures which shape professional learning practices/policies and describe how professional learning is linked to adult learning/ continuing education; - locate professional learning practices within historical and socio-political contexts related to teaching, teachers’ work and professional knowledge; - develop knowledge of different types of professional learning policy and practice and analyse their efficacy to understand professional learning practices in their own professional context and how these practices can be developed; and, - develop a disposition of critical professional practice through the maintenance of an e-Portfolio.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- definitions of professional learning;
- the relationship between professional learning, professional knowledge and professional practice;
- professional learning policy and reform;
- types and forms of professional learning opportunities across educational contexts; and
- leading and evaluating professional learning practices at local levels.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.