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
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Education
Enrolment restrictions

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

Assumed Knowledge
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 sociopolitical 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 ePortfolio.
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.

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

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.