2 x 3-hour workshop-1s per semester
2 x 7-hour workshop-2s per semester
1 Admission into GCEWS-Graduate Certificate in Education
1a Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1b Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
1c Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1d Admission into MEDOS-Master of Education
1e Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1f Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1g Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1h Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1j Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1k Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1l Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1m Admission into MEDSAP-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) [1.5 years]
1n Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1o Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1p Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1q Admission into MEDUOS-Master of Education
1r Admission into MEDECP-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) [1.5 years]
1s Admission into MED-Master of Education
1t Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
1u Admission into GCE-Graduate Certificate in Education
2 Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
2a Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2b Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2c Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2d Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2e Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e) and 3))
Assumed knowledge
Sound knowledge of adult learning theory.
Topic description

The topic analyses the many and varied models of professional learning, together with current policies and research about teachers' learning. Attention is also given to organisational issues associated with teachers' learning and change in professional practice.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce the research and policy on contemporary models of professional learning
  • Make connections between theories of learning, models of professional learning and change
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Draw on relevant research to analyse models or examples of professional learning identifying affording or inhibiting factors that influence outcomes and subsequently make recommendations for improved models and policy development

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.