INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING THEORIES

EDU1ILT

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students study established theories of learning, which explain the nature of learning, how it happens and the forces that influence human motivation. Students will also explore the application of these theories in classroom settings.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole Hayes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the following courses: EBECE - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, EBPHEB - Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, EVEDB/RBEDM - Bachelor of Education

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU1TL

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explore personal understandings and experiences of learning and provide clear explanations of current learning theories.

Activities:
Engagement with online learning modules Participation in workshops Development of philosophy of learning and teaching Creation of learning experiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Apply explanations of learning theories to teaching practice and classroom based situations.

Activities:
Engagement with online learning modules Participation in workshops Development of philosophy of learning and teaching School-based practicum experiences Creation of learning experiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Demonstrate the capacity to set professional learning goals and to identify strategies and resources to meet these goals.

Activities:
Development of philosophy of learning and teaching
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Demonstrate principles of effective teaching and learning in a classroom practice.

Activities:
Engagement with online learning modules School-based practicum experiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Critically reflect upon your own teaching performance and analyze observed classroom practices.

Activities:
School-based practicum experiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Hayes

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 8.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Philosophy of Learning and Teaching40 01, 02, 03
Multi-Dimensional Learning Experience30 01, 02, 03
Practicum RequirementsHurdle Requirement - 8 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKymberley Barbary

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Placement - Off Site
One 8.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Philosophy of Learning and Teaching40 01, 02, 03
Multi-Dimensional Learning Experience30 01, 02, 03
Practicum RequirementsHurdle Requirement - 8 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05