INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING THEORIES

EDU1ILT

2016

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 Students must succesfully pass both the coursework and Professional Expereince component of EDU1ITP: Introduction to Teaching Practice to be eligible to enrol in this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEducational Psychology For Learning and Teaching (4th ed.)PrescribedDuchesne, S., McMaugh, A., Buchner, S., & Krause, K.L. (2013)AUSTRALIA: CENGAGE LEARNING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explore personal understandings and experiences of learning including an analysis of study and learning skills and provide clear explanations of current learning theories.

Activities:
Engagement with learning activities Development of philosophy of learning and teaching Planning for learning experiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Apply explanations of learning theories to teaching practice and classroom based situations using teamwork and leadership skills.

Activities:
Engagement with learning activities Development of philosophy of learning and teaching Planning for learning experiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Demonstrate autonomy and the capacity to work independently by developing a set of professional learning goals, with clearly articulated 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,Study and Learning Skills)

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

Activities:
Engagement with learning activities Professional Experience
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

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

Activities:
Professional Experience
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Hayes

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 36 - 37
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 37 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Philosophy of Learning and Teaching40 01, 02, 03
Multi-Dimensional Learning Experience30 01, 02, 03
Professional Experience RequirementsSuccessful completion of both the coursework and Professional Experience (5 days of compulsory supervised teaching practice) components of this subject are necessary to satisfy the requirements to pass (minimum 50% Coursework Grade; Stnadard Met or Standard Exceeded for Professional Experience).30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2016, 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 Week: 36 - 37
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 37 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
Professional Experience RequirementsSuccessful completion of both the coursework and Professional Experience (5 days of compulsory supervised teaching practice) components of this subject are necessary to satisfy the requirements to pass (minimum 50% Coursework Grade; Stnadard Met or Standard Exceeded for Professional Experience).30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05