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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.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole Hayes

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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 successfully pass both the coursework and Professional Experience component of EDU1ITP: Introduction to Teaching Practice to be eligible to enrol in this subject


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Educational Psychology For Learning and Teaching

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorDuchesne, S., McMaugh, A., Buchner, S., & Krause, K.L.


Edition/Volume4th ed



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

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.
02. Apply explanations of learning theories to teaching practice and classroom based situations using teamwork and leadership 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.
04. Demonstrate principles of effective teaching and learning in a classroom practice.
05. Critically reflect upon your own teaching performance and analyse observed classroom practices.

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