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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

be admitted to course: 1207286 - Master of Teaching OR 3007268 - Bachelor of Social Welfare

Anti-requisites

have completed unit/s: EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People OR EDU00221 Teaching and Learning.

Unit aim

Introduces students to the physical, cognitive and social/emotional developmental domains of children and adolescents, and to how these domains influence learning. Theories of child and adolescent development and learning are reviewed and their implications for learning examined. The effects of learning contexts on children and adolescents are considered.

Unit content

Perspectives (including Indigenous perspectives) on development and learning including physical, cognitive and social and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents

Neuroscience and learning

Educational theories of child and adolescent learning

The sociocultural context on learning

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Identify the physical, social/emotional and cognitive development and characteristics of children and adolescents, and how these may influence learning
2 Understand the significance of social and emotional wellbeing on learning and development
3 Demonstrate how theories that inform learning and development are implemented in learning and teaching contexts
4 Identify how different theoretical perspectives inform understandings of the development and learning of children and adolescents
5 Identify how the socio-cultural contexts of children and adolescents influences learning and development, including Indigenous perspectives.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the physical, social/emotional and cognitive development and characteristics of children and adolescents, and how these may influence learning
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. Understand the significance of social and emotional wellbeing on learning and development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. Demonstrate how theories that inform learning and development are implemented in learning and teaching contexts
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. Identify how different theoretical perspectives inform understandings of the development and learning of children and adolescents
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. Identify how the socio-cultural contexts of children and adolescents influences learning and development, including Indigenous perspectives.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.