UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING LEARNING

EDU3USL

2020

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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

Activities:
Students will engage with this ILO through learning modules, assessments, development report and forum tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. Critically engage with a variety of theoretical models and evidence-based approaches to understanding learning and cognition in individual and classroom settings

Activities:
Students will engage with this ILO through learning modules, assessments, development report and forum tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. Engage with theories of physical, social and emotional development of children and adolescents, considering these from different perspectives, including culture, gender and ability.

Activities:
Students will engage with this ILO through learning modules, assessments, development report and forum tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% 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.50 01, 02, 03
Exam (Equivalent 2000 words)The final on-line exam will cover the topics addressed in all modules, readings and associated tasks. The multiple choice questions will predominantly examine understandings of the topics and their application to teaching, not just a recall of facts. Students are encouraged to study for understanding and application.50 01, 02, 03