Learning in Theory and Practice

Module code: LM1522

Module Outline

This module provides students with a rigorous analysis of adult and workplace learning and will challenge assumptions, both about how and why we learn. Students will encounter ideas that have had a huge influence on policy and on practice, and they will develop the theoretical knowledge necessary to evaluate these.

Topics covered

  • Key features of learning theories
  • Formal and informal learning
  • Applying concepts to current practice and their relevance
  • The importance of learning to the organisation


  • 150 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 3,000-4,000 words (100%)