Examines both the various processes that individuals go through as they attempt to change or enrich their knowledge, values, skills or strategies; and also the resulting knowledge, values, skills, strategies and behaviours.
The unit comprises the following topics:
- Education psychology and the development of theories of learning
- Characteristics of the adult learner: physiological, self-concept, emotion, stress, anxiety, past experience, time, motivation, learning styles and abilities, developmental stages and transitions
- The emergence and critical debate of a theory of adult learning: Andragogy vs pedagogy
- Characteristics of the learning situation: directing, facilitating, collaborating, teaching models (information-processing, programmed learning, learner-centred), teacher characteristics
- Adult learning principles and their application to program planning.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the general issues involved in developing theories of learning||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||examine theories of adult learning and development||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||identify and assess the characteristics of the adult learner||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify and assess the characteristics of the adult learning situation||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||evaluate critical features of their workplace as a learning environment||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||demonstrate an appreciation of the major issues involved in applying adult learning theory to program design and delivery.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 130 (NA)|
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