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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor 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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|Assessment||Plan (20%)|Assignment (40%)|Presentation (40%)|
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