Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Do you think that young people learn by playing immersive online games, or does learning only occur during formal schooling? This raises the question of how young people develop and learn, how this changes from the infant years to adolescence, the role of families, and the influence of social and cultural contexts. In this subject students engage with theories and perspectives of learning in contemporary educational contexts. Theories of physical, cognitive and emotional development will be considered. In addition, this subject takes into account how contemporary economic, social, and cultural factors influence the lives and experiences of young people, and the role and importance of parents and carers.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents will engage in learning modules, assessments, development report and forum tasks

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an awareness of the needs of children in diverse family and community structures, and how schools support and cater for learning through these structures
02. Critically engage with a variety of theoretical models and evidence-based approaches to understanding learning and cognition in individual and classroom settings
03. Engage with theories of physical, social and emotional development of children and adolescents, considering these from different perspectives, including culture, gender and ability.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Case Analysis (Approx 2000 words) The analysis will reflect the pre-service teacher's understandings of relevant research and theoretical concepts relating to development, learning and socialisation of young people.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Exam=2000 words.Final on-line exam will cover topics addressd in all modules,readings&associated tasks.Multiple choice questions will predominantly examine understandgs of topics&their application to teaching, not just a recall of facts.Studnts to study for understandg&applicatn.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3