EDUC6045

Advanced Learning Theory

10 Units

Provides an understanding of recent research and developments in learning theory. The focus lies in understanding learning from the perspective of individual differences, with an emphasis on those attributes underlying independent, strategic learning.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Objectives

After successfully completing this subject, students should be able to:

1) Demonstrate an understanding of the recent research literature in learning and teaching 2) Demonstrate an understanding of how current policy on learning and teaching is related to such literature

Content

Research literature will encompass major topics examining processes, content and products (outcomes) of learning and teaching including : metacognition, self-regulated learning, student self-beliefs, self-awareness, teacher beliefs and efficacy, teacher reflection, the place of practice in informing research, teaching strategies (metacognitive, cognitive, behavioural), problem solving, and their relationships to developmental levels. Students will be encouraged to pursue areas of particular interest to them within this framework.

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment will be based on the equivalent of 5000 words of scholarly/academic writing. Typically, two papers of approximately 2500 words each will comprise the assessment regime.
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6045

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