Courses & Units

Human Development and Learning EMT504



MyLO will be used as a primary learning/teaching resource. All students will need to regularly visit MyLO for course related information.

Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences


This Unit will examine insight of human development within an education paradigm wherein we will specially explore the following core ideas:

* Human psychology within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages/transitions),

* Recognising/articulating and quantifying change/growth (social, emotional, physical and cognitive) across the Lifespan,

* Human development as an interplay between idiosyncrasies, bio- behavioural aspects, environmental forces and socio-cultural influences, and

* Understand human development and seminal learning theories within an Educational context


Unit name Human Development and Learning
Unit code EMT504
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education

Dr J-F

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 070103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2 hour recorded lecture and 1 hour face to face tutorial


AT1: Hurdle Task (Part A) (15%) and Hurdle Task (Part B) (15%); AT2: Weekly Activity Task (10%); AT3: Final Exam (60%)

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment



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