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What is applied learning? : exploring understandings of applied learning amongst beginning teachers

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Lyn HarrisonLyn Harrison
Deakin University, Geelong initiated a Graduate Diploma of Applied Learning in 2005. At the end of this year we interviewed selected students in order to gather data on their experience of the new course. The concept of Applied Learning is often not well theorised and one result of this is that gaining consensus about what this might mean is often difficult. The students we interviewed came from quite diverse backgrounds and workplace experiences but nevertheless had similar views about what this concept means in practice and were able to clearly articulate examples of Applied Learning in a range of settings. This paper examines their insights in the light of some theoretical perspectives on Applied Learning and also discusses some of the difficulties experienced by these students when they try to apply new ways of teaching and learning in school settings.

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Event

Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2006 : Adelaide, S.Aust.)

Pagination

1 - 14

Publisher

Australian Association for Research in Education

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

Place of publication

Coldstream, Vic

Start date

2006-11-26

End date

2006-11-30

ISSN

1324-9339

eISSN

1324-9320

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2006, AARE

Editor/Contributor(s)

P Jeffery

Title of proceedings

AARE 2006 : Conference papers, abstracts and symposia

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