Learners and the Learning Process 1
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge and understanding of learners and the learning process and their implications for educational planning and practice. Introduces students to key concepts in relation to these areas and challenge them to develop both reflective and professional capabilities.
|Objectives||Students will be expected to:
- understand the learning process
- explain individual differences in human development and learning
- apply learning theory and developmental theory to educational planning and practice.
|Content||1. Child and Adolescent Development. The following topics will be covered:
* Development research
* Cognitive development
* Language and literacy development
* Emotional development
* Social and moral development
* A typical development
Emphasis will be given to current theoretical and empirical research in these areas and links with educational planning and practice will be drawn.
2. Learning Theory
The nature and functioning of the human information processing system will be covered in relation to such areas as human memory and cognition, metacognition and self-regulated learning, intelligence, motivation and beliefs about learning, self concept and self efficacy,
knowledge and learning and the assessment of learning. Emphasis will be given to current theoretical and empirical research in these areas and links with educational planning and practice will be drawn.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term