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EDPC5024: Systems, Change and Learning

2024 unit information

In this core unit we will use 'systems inquiry' as a conceptual framework to explore change and learning processes, on the individual, group and organisational level. We focus on a theory-based approach to change management and organisational learning, so that students can come to appreciate the complexity and non-linearity of bringing about change in schools, corporations and other organisations. Drawing on contemporary research in the learning sciences, we will explore group and individual learning and conceptual change processes. Students will apply modern conceptual change approaches to investigate their own learning process, and will gain hands-on experience as they apply systems inquiry concepts and methods to analyse change problems in their own professional environment.

Unit details and rules

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Education

Code EDPC5024
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
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At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand key concepts of complexity science
  • LO2. Know applications of complexity concepts in educational research and for school development and management.
  • LO3. Have in-depth knowledge of innovation diffusion and innovation acceptance models (in education)
  • LO4. Be able to interpret and critique studies that use Social Network Analysis
  • LO5. Be able to interpret and critique studies that use agent-based modelling in education
  • LO6. Be able to conduct basic forms of descriptive network analysis

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Remote

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