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ED1481 - Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available only to RATEP 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.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
Lecturer: Dr Donna Rigano.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 13 hours tutorials
    Assessment: microteaching (10%); tutorial participation (10%); online tests (25%); centrally-administered final exam (55%).

    Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
    Lecturer: Dr Donna Rigano.
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours - 13 hrs collaborate tutorials and 26 hrs online lectures
      Assessment: microteaching (10%); tutorial participation (10%); online tests (25%); centrally-administered final exam (55%).

      External, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
      Contact hours:
      • 39 hours - On line engagement through collaborate lectures, tutorials and on-line resources.
        Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
        Assessment: microteaching (10%); tutorial participation (10%); online tests (25%); centrally-administered final exam (55%).

        Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
        Census Date 28-Mar-2019
        Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
        • 13 hours tutorials
          Assessment: microteaching (10%); tutorial participation (10%); online tests (25%); centrally-administered final exam (55%).

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
          Census Date 05-Dec-2019
          Contact hours:
          • 26 hours lectures
          • 13 hours tutorials
            Assessment: microteaching (10%); tutorial participation (10%); online tests (25%); centrally-administered final exam (55%).

            JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
            Census Date 11-Apr-2019
            Contact hours:
            • 26 hours lectures
            • 13 hours tutorials
              Assessment: microteaching (10%); tutorial participation (10%); online tests (25%); centrally-administered final exam (55%).

              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.