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Unit description

Introduces paradigms and frameworks for understanding change, development and learning across the lifespan, with a focus on childhood and adolescence. Students explore current research and case studies to understand interactions between biological, psychological, and socio-environmental changes and developments. The unit provides opportunities for understanding and applying educational principles and practices with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity, differentiated learning design, behaviour support and critical and creative thinking. 

Unit content

Module 1: Learning across the Lifespan: Paradigms, Perspectives and Theories

Module 2: Biopsychosocial Changes and Developments I

Module 3: Biopsychosocial Changes and Developments II

Module 4: Integrative Case Studies

Module 5: Principles & Practices for Lifelong Learning I

Module 6: Principles & Practices for Lifelong Learning II

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify basic biopsychosocial changes and developments in the context of education
2understand the significance of social and emotional wellbeing on learning and development
3demonstrate how theories that inform learning and development are implemented in learning and teaching contexts
4Identify how different theoretical perspectives including socio-cultural contexts of children and adolescents, inform understandings of development and learning across the lifespan

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

  1. identify basic biopsychosocial changes and developments in the context of education
  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 including socio-cultural contexts of children and adolescents, inform understandings of development and learning across the lifespan

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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