This unit introduces you to a range of theoretical approaches for facilitating learning, and relates these to contemporary educational practices. As a result of studying this unit, you will understand why contemporary education is focused on learning and understanding, rather than just educational delivery or training. This knowledge will help you to interpret a range of educational approaches, and appreciate the wider impact of education on both society and the individual. After reviewing various theories of learning and teaching, you will consider the implications for curriculum development, as well as the effect on educational structures. Enhanced knowledge of foundational and contemporary theories will help you to better define and express your philosophy of education, and appreciate both the impact of that philosophy on your teaching practices and the potential effect on students.
|Unit name||Contemporary Educational Perspectives|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Bill Baker|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- critically analyse contemporary perspectives of learning.
- articulate your own learning and teaching philosophy, values and beliefs.
- create and theoretically justify a learning sequence for a group of adolescent or adult learners.
- apply professional and academic communication skills.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:EAL502
|Assessment||Teaching philosophy statement (20%)|Presentation (40%)|Teaching Reflection (40%)|
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