Courses & Units

Human Development and Learning EMT504

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 give you a detailed insight into human development and learning within an education paradigm wherein we will specifically explore the following core ideas: Human psychology exists within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages/transitions), and Human development is a process of recognising/articulating and quantifying change/growth (social, emotional, physical and cognitive) across lifespan, and Human development is an interplay between idiosyncrasies, bio-behavioural aspects, environmental forces and socio-cultural influences, and Human development can be best understood (from infancy to adulthood) within an educational context through a topical approach, and Appreciating and understanding learning theories across lifespan.


Unit name Human Development and Learning
Unit code EMT504
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor David Moltow
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • explain theoretical/practical knowledge of human development and learning theories using critical analysis of scholarly literature through scoping, developing and executing effective strategies for practice and research.
  • solve multifaceted problems by synthesising complex information from established theories of development and learning. Reflect on how various contexts and processes (e.g., home, school) influence individual learning, incorporating multiple perspectives and tailoring for own context in professional practice.
  • analyse, interpret, transmit knowledge and support a range of developmental stages and needs in learning environments and apply in the context of own professional practice.
  • communicate, manage and share (oral and/or written) specialised knowledge and complex ideas and issues in educational settings through contextually appropriate presentation clearly and effectively, using APA style (6th edition)

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070103 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Concurrent Prerequisites



AssessmentAssessment Task 2: Weekly Reflective Task - Portfolio (Workbook) (10%)|Assessment Task 1: Hurdle Task (30%)|Assessment Task 3: Final Exam (60%)
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