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ED1481 - Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Townsville Mixed attendance available only to RATEP students. SP1/2 External available only to External ECE students. JCU Online campus mode is available only to Online B Ed ECE and primary students enrolled in the carousel offering. Cairns Mixed attendance available to Future Teachers Program.

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

  • Written > Examination - In class - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (20%) - Individual.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
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.

  • 18 hours online collaboration sessions - 12hrs online collaboration sessions and 6hrs of additional sessions
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours - Online Student Engagement
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Future Teachers Program)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours - Student Online Engagement
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, External, Study Period 85
Census Date 09-Sep-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 7 hours - Student Online Engagement
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

JCU Online, External, Study Period 82
Census Date 18-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 7 hours - Student Online Engagement
  • 12 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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