Courses & Units

Human Development and Learning EMT504



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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
  • Appreciating and understanding learning theories across the lifespan.


Unit name Human Development and Learning
Unit code EMT504
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Samantha Lombard

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070103

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2 hour recorded lecture and 1 hour face to face tutorial


AT1: Hurdle Task (Part A) (15%) and Hurdle Task (Part B) (15%); AT2: Weekly Activity Task (10%); AT3: Final Exam (60%)

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment



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