UNDERSTANDING LEARNING - SECONDARY

EDU4ULS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop knowledge of current learning theories, pedagogical practice and factors that impact on student learning. The subject is designed to introduce students to established theories of learning, which attempt to explain the nature of learning, and what teachers must do, to ensure learning can be maximised, particularly for adolescents. Students also develop understanding about the needs of today's diverse classroom, including responding to multicultural, gender and individual differences.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorScott Alterator

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4COL, EDU4UL

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEducational PsychologyPrescribedKrause et al (2010)(3RD ED) MELBOURNE: CENGAGE
ReadingsEducational PsychologyRecommendedO'Donnell (2012)WILEY
ReadingsPsychology Applied to TeachingRecommendedSnowman et al (2008)WILEY

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Week 08-22, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Alterator

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 08 - 09
Eight 3.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day in week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One reflective essay (2000 words)Hurdle requirement: In order to pass this subject students must attend 80% of scheduled classes.50
Three problem-based learning assignments based on classroom case studies (2000 words in total)50

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Burston

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One reflective essay (2000 words)Hurdle requirement: In order to pass this subject students must attend 80% of scheduled classes.50
Three problem-based learning assignments based on classroom case studies (2000 words in total)50