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|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses D344, D347, E377 only or equivalent)|
I Galitis (B), R Maclean (G), TBA (W)
|Incompatible with:||EXE404, EEE208, EEE404|
|Contact hours:||1 hour of lecture and 2 hours of workshop per week.|
This unit introduces concepts and theories of learning and of the nature of learners, focusing on learners of school age. The students' experiences in school settings will be used to provide a base for the concepts and theories of learning introduced in this unit. The unit enables students to: observe classrooms and analyse the learning principles teachers are putting into practice there; show awareness of their own distinctive learning preferences; determine the learning preferences of individual school students; explain the cognitive and metacognitive principles that underlie current approaches to teaching and learning; explain how to motivate and engage school students; explain how to foster creativity, problem solving and thinking skills in school students; demonstrate enhanced communication, academic and information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
Assessment 1. Ten topic quizzes (10 x 3% = 30%) 2. A report in multimedia format on the students' perceptions of themselves as learners (30%) 3. An analysis of learning observed by students during field experience placements in schools and other learning settings (1600 words, 40%)
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