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ED1481 - Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Mixed attendance available only to RATEP students. SP1/2 External available only to External ECE students. SP81 - 86 available only to Online BEd ECE and Primary students.

This subject explores children's growth and development from birth to the age of 18. Preservice teachers will encounter physical, cognitive, moral, psychosocial and emotional domains of human development and reflect on the complex interactions between them. In addition, an overview of ethical theories is outlined to prepare preservice teachers for the ethical and professional dimensions of teaching. Students will briefly examine the theoretical models and critically apply the most empirically established models explaining human development and behaviour to authentic problem-based scenarios. Preservice teachers will examine current research and a basic understanding of intelligence, motivation, cultural and learning diversity and recent neuroscience findings related to development. In order to interpret course concepts critically, they will engage in and reflect on constructivist, behaviourist and humanistic approaches to learning and teaching.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts informing teaching and learning;
  • develop problem-solving skills and the ability to apply knowledge to new situations through the critical use of theory to respond to authentic problem-based scenarios;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an Introduced Level and for B.Ed (ECE) students, an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework;
  • critique and apply developmental theories to problem based scenarios;
  • apply understanding of ethical theories and how they underpin pedagogies which reflect intercultural and ethical approaches to professional practice.

Subject Assessment

  • workshop reviews (20%)
  • online quizzes (20%)
  • centrally-administered final exam (60%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours - Online engagement
  • 13 hours online collaboration sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 85
Census Date 10-Sep-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 32 hours - online engagement
  • 7 hours online collaboration sessions - 1 hr per week scheduled collaborate session
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 82
Census Date 19-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 32 hours - online engagement
  • 7 hours online collaboration sessions - 1 hr per week scheduled collaborate session
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.