Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process

Course code EDUC2102Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course pre-service teachers will be expected to:

• Understand typical developmental trends and well-being of students as they move though all educational settings,
• Understand individual differences,
• Understand current theories of learning,
• Understand the social processes of learning,
• Apply developmental and learning theories in teaching practices and assessment.
ContentThe 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)EDUC1003 and EDST1000.
TransitionStudents who have completed either EDUC1003 or EDST1000 will be deemed to have met the requirements for this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsThe essay will cover the development of the child, from birth to adulthood. Students will prepare a 1600 word essay, addressing a specific topic area and assessment criteria.
Examination: FormalThe examination will cover learning theory. Students will be required to respond to set examination questions during Week 13.
Quiz - ClassStudents will be required to have an understanding of course content and readings. There will be a series of quizzes which will contribute to progressive assessment throughout the course.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2102