Introduces students to the physical, cognitive and social/emotional developmental domains of children and adolescents, and to how these domains influences 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.
Perspectives on development and learning
Physical development of children and adolescents
Cognitive development of children and adolescents
Social and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents
Neuroscience and learning
Educational theories of child and adolescent learning
The sociocultural context on learning
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||Lifelong learning|
|2||Understand the significance of social and emotional wellbeing on learning and development||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||Demonstrate how theories that inform learning and development are implemented in learning and teaching contexts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||Identify how different theoretical perspectives inform understandings of the development and learning of children and adolescents||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||Identify how the socio-cultural contexts of children and adolescents influences learning and development, including Indigenous perspectives||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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