Advanced Learning Theory

Course code EDUC6045
Not available in 2015

Description

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.

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

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

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks