Courses & Units

Contemporary Educational Perspectives EDP504

Launceston

Introduction

Unit Description
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.

Summary

Unit name Contemporary Educational Perspectives
Unit code EDP504
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Nadia Ollington
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
079999 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

EAL502

Teaching

AssessmentPlan (20%)|Presentation (40%)|Reflection (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

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