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ED1481 - Foundations of Educational Psychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Limited offering available only to RATEP students. External offering available only to students enrolled in the BEd (Early Childhood Education).

This subject explores children's growth and development from birth to the age of 18 with an emphasis on childhood and adolescence. Students 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 students for the ethical and professional dimensions of teaching. They will briefly examine the historical and philosophical antecedents of theoretical models and critically apply the most empirically established models explaining human development and behaviour. Students will examine current research and basic understanding of intelligence, motivation, special needs, and recent neuroscience findings related to development. In order to interpret course concepts critically students will engage and reflect on constructivist, behaviourist and humanistic approaches to learning and teaching. *Students enrolled in this subject will be required to have a "Suitability Card for Child-Related Employment" (Blue Card) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop problem solving skills and the ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • demonstrate the ability to critique and apply developmental theories;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts informing teaching and learning;
  • critically use theory to explore and respond to an authentic problem-based scenario;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an introduced level.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (15%); child case study research proposal (40%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - collaborate tutorials
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (15%); child case study research proposal (40%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (15%); assignments (40%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (15%); child case study research proposal (40%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
Lecturer: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (15%); assignments (40%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

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.