Type 3: Task-autonomy

Characteristics

This learning design is characterised by the following:

  • learning is set within a realistic context, task-oriented approach that leads to an authentic product or artefact
  • the learner acts as an employee/worker within a virtual workplace
  • the learner makes their own decisions to plan and develop the product or artefact
  • support is provided in the form of guidelines, information and underpinning knowledge
  • learning comes from problem solving and strategic decision making experiences and reflections where the learner makes decisions and reflects on consequences
  • gaps in knowledge are identified and filled by learners at their discretion through accompanying resources
  • support includes collaboration with tutors, peers, mentors and workplace colleagues
  • the learning finishes with the completed product or artefact
  • learning is assessed through measures of the quality of the product or artefact.
Examples
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