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|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses D344, D347, D389, E377, A530 only or equivalent)|
I Galitis (BD)
|Incompatible with:||EXE404, EEE207, EEE404|
|Contact hours:||1 hour of lectures, 2 hours of tutorials per week|
This unit, the first in a six unit major study in education, focuses on important concepts and theories which deepen understanding of school-aged young people. Developing such an understanding is fundamental professional knowledge for teachers. The unit will enable students to understand a range of theories about commonality and diversity in human development and how these theories relate to learners as individuals and as groups. It will also enable students to explore how the development of all persons happens through culture; to understand aspects of the relationship between education and human development and to begin to appreciate the professional responsibility of teaching children and adolescents. Alongside this content focus, students will be inducted into appropriate university level study skills and will use of a wide variety of information and communication resources appropriate to beginning study at university level.
Task 1: A small research project that investigates and discusses constructions of childhood and adolescence from a socio-cultural perspective. This task may include a presentation and/or report (50%).
Task 2: An exploration and analysis of key ideas around the physical, cognitive and personality development of children and adolescents (50%).
Total of 4000 words or equivalent.
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