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

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will 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

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.

Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Discussion, Literature Review and Critical Evaluation
  • Written Assignment: Case Study of a Learner

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6045
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