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.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
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
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.
Written Assignment: Discussion, Literature Review and Critical Evaluation
Written Assignment: Case Study of a Learner