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ED1481 - Foundations of Educational Psychology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
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 with an emphasis on childhood and adolescence. 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. 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. Preservice teachers will examine current research and basic understanding of intelligence, motivation, special educational needs, and recent neuroscience findings related to development. In order to interpret course concepts critically they will engage and reflect on constructivist, behaviourist and humanistic approaches to learning and teaching.

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 and for B.Ed (ECE) students, relevant ACECQA standards.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
Lecturers: Dr Donna Rigano, 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%).

    Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
    Census Date 23-Aug-2018
    Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
    Lecturers: Dr Donna Rigano, Assoc. Professor Helen Boon.
    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 2
      Census Date 23-Aug-2018
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
      Lecturers: Dr Donna Rigano, Assoc. Professor Helen Boon, <Person not found>.
      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 2
        Census Date 23-Aug-2018
        Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
        Lecturers: Dr Donna Rigano, Assoc. Professor Helen Boon, <Person not found>.
        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 29-Nov-2018
          Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
          Lecturer: Miss Celina Lin.
          Contact hours:
          • 40 hours - Lectures/workshops:
            Assessment: microteaching (10%); tutorial participation (10%); online tests (25%); centrally-administered final exam (55%).

            JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
            Census Date 05-Apr-2018
            Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
            Lecturers: Dr Robyn Anderson, Mr Thomas Chong.
            Contact hours:
            • 40 hours - Lectures/workshops:
              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.