Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course will address learning in diverse contexts through an applied learning (or WIL) experiences. In this elective course, students will travel as part of an Outbound Mobility Experience (Study Tour) to visit key sites relevant to developing an understanding of applied learning in an a-typical context. Students will engage in Work Integrated Learning in these situations. Students will develop skills in cultural awareness before they visit the site and will reflect on the growth or otherwise of these understandings when they return. Students will develop an understanding of community cooperation in successful learning.

For School of Education students, it will directly address the ACARA Australian Curriculum General Capability of Intercultural Understanding and the Sustainability perspective of the Australian curriculum.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify and explain the value of applied learning in diverse contexts;

2. Define cultural awareness as it relates to the workplace;

3. Participate in an applied learning context to a professional level;

4. Effectively communicate purposes of applied learning to their own degree and professional context; and

5. Analyse and reflect data from field studies.


Topics will include:

  • Cultural awareness of designated Outbound Mobility Experience country and the specific region or locality, including some basic language, literature, history, geography, and cultural studies.
  • Visiting designated country and participating in activities with professionals, workers, clients/students in an applied learning context.
  • Reflecting on experiences in terms of applied learning principles from a context different to that commonly practiced in Australia.
  • Developing a deep knowledge of successful applied learning in a range of contexts, and the heterogeneous nature of success can be measured in a variety of ways.
  • Reflecting on the barriers and supports that influence applied learning in diverse contexts.


Enrolment in this course is through an Expression of Interest process managed by the School of Education. Please email for more information.

Assumed knowledge

Minimum of 120 units of undergraduate study

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Feature Article for appropriate professional context (30%)

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Professional Artefact or Portfolio (40%)

Presentation: Showcase Presentation (Group) and Reflective Journal (Individual) (30%)

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.