EDLT115 Learners and Learning

Updated: 18 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions EDLT111
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Huy Phan (hphan2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit introduces students to a number of educational psychology and learning theories, pertaining to learners' development (eg cognition), the processes of learning, and teaching of learners. There is also a focus on understanding the application of educational psychology and learning theories, and the development of practical skills associated with teaching and learning.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice plus Psychology for Educators

ISBN: 9780170284912
Killen, R., Vialle, W., Lysaght, P. and Verenikina, I., Cengage Learning 7th ed. 2016

Note: Package includes: Killen, R., 'Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice', 7th ed. (ISBN: 9780170358880); Vialle, W., Lysaght, P. and Verenikina, I., 'Psychology for Educators' (ISBN: 9780170122122); and Perrin, R., 'Pocket Guide to APA Style', 6th ed. (ISBN: 9781305969698). The SWP for EDLT115 and EDLT116 are the same, therefore if you purchase them for EDLT115 you can use them for EDLT116.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Assessment 1 20% On Campus and Online 200 (equivalent)
Assessment Notes

Online quiz

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1

Compulsory Assessment 2 50% Online 2500/3500
Assessment Notes

Group written task assignment. Students in the BEdStuds complete 3500 words. All other students complete 2500 words.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 2A 30% On Campus 2000
Assessment Notes

Group written task assignment

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 2B 20% On Campus 500 (equivalent)
Assessment Notes

Group oral presentation

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 3 30% On Campus and Online 1300/2300
Assessment Notes

e-Portfolio. Students in the BEdStuds complete 2300 words. All other students complete 1300 words.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Lectures and Tutorials 0%
Assessment Notes

On campus students must attend and participate in at least 80% of lectures and tutorials, with absences to be satisfactorily accounted for e.g. by a doctor's certificate. Online students should participate in the online activity/forum postings. Students not meeting this requirement will receive an NC (Compulsory Fail) grade for the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. analyse how key concepts of educational psychology theories, including child development (physical and cognitive), relate to positive educational outcomes;
  2. justify e-portfolio artefacts in terms of Graduate Teacher Standards and reflect in terms of the Quality Teaching model;
  3. integrate educational psychology theories into their personal philosophy of education and use judgement to apply it in diverse classroom situations;
  4. with initiative and judgement facilitate a discussion (online or face-to-face) to identify and explore key teaching and learning concepts;
  5. responsibly self- and peer-assess contributions to team activities; and
  6. demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively and effectively in an ICT environment.