Implement Improved Learning Practices


Implement Improved Learning Practices



You will be required to:

·           Select a current course to base your project on. This can be any Vocational Education and Training (VET) course (qualification, skill set or unit) and will be the course you are currently studying if you are not currently employed in the industry

·           Select a cohort of learners (this will be your student group you are studying with if not currently employed)

·           Evaluate current practices and research ways to improve current practice using best practice and contemporary approaches (including the use of new technologies)

·           Manage and monitor improved learning practice based on your evaluations of a group of learners

·           Analyse and advance the adoption of improved learning practice by advocating for this, mentoring others and designing and testing improved practice in real world situations.

You will be collecting evidence for this unit in a Project Portfolio and will need to submit a number of attachments as evidence. The steps you need to take are outlined below. Before you begin, complete page 4 of your Project Portfolio.

  1. Conduct an evaluation and complete planning
Within in the context of your learning environment in your organisation, you will need to evaluate ways to improve learning practice.

Complete the following:

·           Select a group of learners to base this assessment on (at least three).

·           Access and analyse the current Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) for your nominated course.

·           Conduct observations and use other relevant methods (such as surveys, interviews or focus groups) to analyse the following:

o     Learners’ interests, abilities, relationships and any contextual needs that need to be considered

o     Their unique learner styles and how appropriate the current learning methods are for them.

·           Conduct research using the Internet into advances in learning practice which includes:

o     Advances in learning practices and how these are being implemented by other organisations.

o     An evaluation of the role and impact of new technologies on learners and training techniques and how this could be incorporated into your learning environment.

o     Ways new learning practices can be introduced for your chosen course and cohort in a way that will ensure learning practice still reflects the qualification requirements.

·           Plan for and develop changes based on your research and evaluations by deciding on the changes you are going to make and the reasons why (ensuring integrity of the course) and update the Training and Assessment Strategy accordingly. As part of this step you need to have a discussion with your assessor where you clearly outline your proposed changes and reasons for this. Your assessor will be looking to see that you can lead the verbal change based on your research and ideas and that your ideas can practically be implemented.

Observations can either be viewed in person by your assessor, viewed online or you may like to video record any discussions you hold for your assessor to watch later. Your assessor can provide you with more details at this step.

Your assessor will be looking to see that you can lead the conversations so you can effectively gather the information needed from your learners and explore their ideas and requirements related to the course they are studying.

Complete Section 1 of your Project Portfolio. Remember to attach all necessary evidence attachments as indicated.
  1. Advocate for and test improved learning practice
Now that you have completed the steps above it is time to test your improved approaches in real world situations and advocate for improved practice. You can do this either in your place of employment, if you based this project on your own workplace or organisation, or you can do this with your group of fellow students acting as real trial participants as they will be trialling this based on their own real world learning characteristics.

You must provide evidence that you have:

·           Tested changes to learning practice you have made in your revised TAS (this could include adapting or modifying resources, trialling new technology, adjusting learning styles, mediums or equipment). Evidence can include videos, submission of adapted resources or other documentation such as meeting notes, data collected from the trial and reports.

·           Advocated for improved learning practice amongst your peers and colleagues using mentoring techniques to improve their learning practice. Evidence must be provided of this (see below).

If completing this step with your classmates rather than your workplace, here are some ideas for ways to advocate for improved learning practice in the role of mentor:

·           Develop an article, blog or short video that advocates for improved learning practice and share it on social media with your networks and classmates. As part of the mentoring aspect, you will need to initiate or encourage comments and discussions about how they can incorporate this improved practice into their industry or profession and submit evidence of this.

·           Develop a presentation about your improved learning practice that can be given in class or online with time for discussion afterwards where you can share tips and ideas about how they can incorporate this improved practice into their industry or profession and submit evidence of this.

Additional information


Describe the organisation and the course you are basing this project on.

Course overview
The selected course is Advance Diploma of Leadership and Management conducted by XYZ Institute. This is a 75 weeks training program. This course targets individuals who expect to gain knowledge and skills of leadership and management. The course consists of 12 units which includes 4 core units and 8 elective units. Class size is 15- 20 learners.
Core units include managing finance, lead and manage organizational change, provide leadership across the organization and develop and implement the business plan. Elective units includes areas such as developing marketing plan, manage human resources strategic planning, manage the marketing process, develop and implement strategic plans.

Describe the cohort of learners you are basing this project on.

4 learners from the course are selected to conduct this projects.
Profiles of selected learners
Nadeeshani Balage
Student ID – 13286188
Nadeeshani is 23 years old Sri Lankan female student. She has experience in marketing sector in FMCG industry. Currently, she lives in Melbourne, She plans to develop her career in marketing filed.

Thilni Madagoda
Student ID – 13286190
Thilini is 24 years old Sri Lankan female student. She is HR graduate and also has work experience in HRM. Currently, she lives in Melbourne. She expects to become a qualified trainer.

Sai Kumar Samudrala
Student ID – 132861872
Sai Kumar is 24 years old Indian male student. He is a graduate of Business Administration. He moved to Australia for higher education. He expects to start his own business.

Rishu Nayyar
Student ID – 13286189
Rishu is 24 years old Indian male student. He is a graduate of Finance. He has experience as finance executive in India. He moved to Australia for higher education and expects develop his career in finance sector.

All these learners need leadership and management skills for improvement of their future career. Thus, this course will help to improve their skills and knowledge regarding leadership and management.

Provide an overview of current training and assessment practices.
What learning materials are being used?
What other resources and equipment are being used?
How is technology currently being used?

Overview of current training and assessment practices
This is a 75 weeks training program and learners are expected to commit 20-30 hours per week for the training program. Current training and assessment practices of this course are conducted through self-pace study, exercises, workplace projects through assessments and face to face interviews with trainers.
Learning materials
Recommended text books, journal articles, power point presentations, videos and samples of student writings are used as learning materials.
Resources and equipment
Below resources and equipment are being used for the course.
 Suitable training rooms.
 Table and chairs for all learners.
 Whiteboard
 Computers and internet access
 Note pads
Currently, audio video technologies are using for this course. Learners should have access to computers to conduct learning practices. Learners can use their own computers and also institute allows students to use its computer facilities, if required. Institute provide Wi-Fi access to support learners’ education. Learners use projectors and widescreen to provide better learning experience to learners.