This unit introduces you to educational psychology and the theories of learning, relating them to contemporary teaching practices. As a result of studying this unit, you will understand why contemporary teaching practice is focused on learning rather than just educational delivery or training, and be able to incorporate this knowledge into your teaching and learning strategies. Various approaches to learning and teaching will be studied, and contextualised within a lesson plan that reflects your own beliefs and values about learning and teaching. This unit will inform and improve your knowledge of foundational and contemporary theories and practices in teaching and learning.
|Unit name||Theories of Learning and Teaching|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Dr. Nadia Ollington
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Analyse major theories of learning as they apply to the learner.
- Plan teaching strategies that respond to the relationship between learning theory and the characteristics of learners.
- Articulate your own learning and teaching philosophy, values and beliefs.
- Apply professional and academic skills to communicate and transfer knowledge to an intended audience.
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Fully Online, with non-compulsory on campus study sessions and workplace training. Weekly readings and activities, supported by on-line content and discussion opportunities.
Task 1: Developing a learning and teaching philosophy statement, 2000 words (20%)
Task 2: Perspectives on learning, 2000 words (40%)
Task 3: Reflecting our philosophy of teaching and learning in practice, 2000 words (40%)
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Gould, J. (2012). Learning theory and classroom practice in the lifelong learning sector (2nd ed.). London: Sage. Note: This text is available as an e-book in the UTAS library. You are allowed to access all of the text to read, 20% to print, and 5% to copy.
Killen, R. (2013). Effective teaching strategies: Lessons from research and practice. (6th ed.). Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.Note: This text is available as an e-book in the UTAS library. You are allowed to access all of the text to read, 20% to print, and 5% to copy.
Please also use the link to Co-op Bookshop below
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