EDUC6735

Learners, Learning and Teaching

10 Units

This course examines concepts and theories from educational, social, and developmental psychology as they pertain to teaching and learning. The course provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to develop an understanding of how students learn and how teachers can help students to learn. The course also examines learning in a social context, demonstrating how the complex social nature of schools, as well as the complex social nature of the surrounding community, impact on students development (physical, cognitive, social, and emotional) and academic achievement.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify typical developmental trends (physical, cognitive, social, emotional, moral) in students as they move through primary and secondary school;
  2. Identify individual developmental variations among students;
  3. Apply current theories of learning and ways in which teachers can assist students to learn;
  4. Encourage students to self-regulate their learning;
  5. Apply current thinking about the nature of intelligence and the extent to which intelligence can be changed;
  6. Demonstrate how students’ skills, interests, motivation, and prior knowledge impact on their learning;
  7. Identify how students can vary in the way they approach learning;
  8. Understand the social nature of schooling and the ways in which socio-economic status can affect students experiences of schooling.
Content

  • Physical development, cognitive development, social development, emotional development, moral development
  • Information Processing Model of cognitive development; self-regulation of learning 
  • Nature of intelligence; malleability of intelligence 
  • Students’ motivation; teachers’ motivation; ways teachers can structure their teaching to increase students’ motivation to learn
  • Effects of socio-economic status on students’ experience of schooling
 

Requisites
  • If you have successfully completed EDUC6168 you cannot enrol in this course.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
  • In Term Test: Examination: Class
  • Presentation: Presentations: Group

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting week 1

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting week 1

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6735
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