Introduces students to the physical, cognitive and social/emotional developmental domains of children and young people, and to how these domains influence learning. Theories of child and adolescent development are reviewed and their implications for learning are examined. The effects of learning contexts on children and adolescents are considered.
Unit contentTopic 1. Physical development of children and adolescents
Topic 2. Cognitive development of children and adolescents
Topic 3. Social/ Emotional development of children and adolescents
Topic 4. Educational theories of child and adolescent development
Topic 6. The effects of developmental aspects on learning
Topic 7. The effects of learning contexts on children and adolescents
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||identify the physical, social, /emotional and cognitive development and characteristics of children and adolescents, and how these may influence learning||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||outline educational theories of child and adolescent development||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning needs of children and adolescents with regard to their development and their socio-cultural learning contexts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||discuss strategies to support learner participation and engagement, with consideration to their developmental and socio cultural contexts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
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