Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process

Course code EDUC2102
Available in 2016
2015 Course Timetables


This course examines concepts and theories from educational, social and developmental psychology as they pertain to learning. The course provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to develop knowledge and understanding of learners and the process of learning, and their implications for educational planning and practice.


Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand typical developmental trends and well-being of students as they move though all educational settings

2. Understand individual differences

3. Understand current theories of learning

4. Understand the social processes of learning

5. Apply developmental and learning theories in teaching practices and assessment


The course focuses on key issues associated with child and adolescent development and learning theory. Typically, the developmental component of the course will cover all developmental domains such as cognitive, emotional, social, personal, moral and physical development. The learning theory component of the course typically addresses areas such as individual differences in the cognitive, metacognitive and affective domains as well as assessment of and for learning.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC1003. Students who have successfully completed EDUC1003 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC2102.


This course replaces EDUC1003. If you have successfully completed EDUC1003 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Quiz: Quiz: On-line

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact Hours

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst, Ourimbah and Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks