Learners, Learning and Teaching

Description

This course examines concepts and theories from educational, social, and developmental psychology as they pertain to teaching and learning. The course provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to develop an understanding of how students learn and how teachers can help students to learn. The course also examines learning in a social context, demonstrating how the complex social nature of schools, as well as the complex social nature of the surrounding community, impact on students development (physical, cognitive, social, and emotional) and academic achievement.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Typical developmental trends (physical, cognitive, social, emotional, moral ) in students as they move through primary and secondary school;

2. Individual variation among students, that not all students exhibit similar developmental trends or exhibit them at different ages;

3. Current theories of learning and ways in which teachers can assist students to learn;

4. How teachers can encourage their students to self-regulate their learning;

5. Current thinking about the nature of intelligence and the extent to which intelligence can be changed;

6. How students' skills, interests, motivation, and prior knowledge impact on their learning;

7. How students can vary in the way they approach learning;

8. The social nature of schooling and the ways in which socio-economic status can affect students experiences of schooling

Content

  • Physical development, cognitive development, social development, emotional development, moral development
  • Information Processing Model of cognitive development; self-regulation of learning 
  • Nature of intelligence; malleability of intelligence 
  • Students’ motivation; teachers’ motivation; ways teachers can structure their teaching to increase students’ motivation to learn
  • Effects of socio-economic status on students’ experience of schooling
 

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Presentation: Presentations: Group

Online Learning Activity: Blog

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 1

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 1