EDU201 - Educational Psychology


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class, and 1 x 2-hour seminar per week held in weeks 1-6 and 8-10

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1-hour class (recordings provided), and 1 x 2-hour online scheduled seminar per week held in weeks 1-6 and 8-10


This units investigates how the field of psychology is applied to the work of educators to better understand how people learn and become motivated to engage in educational activities. It considers key theories of educational psychology and examines how these theories have informed our understanding of learning and teaching in a range of educational contexts. The unit compares different approaches to educational psychology research as case studies, and applies examples of these approaches to analyse educational problems of practice.

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