EPP204 - Understanding Learning, Learners and Classroom Relationships


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in E377

Students must have passed two units in EPP101, EPP102 and EPP203

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour lecture per week for 8-weeks, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week for 8-weeks

In-person attendance requirements

Students will be required to complete a 10-day professional experience (placement)

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This unit explores and critiques the institutional and psychological discourses that influence and define learners in schools. The students will examine how different developmental and learning theories can be accommodated in the curriculum and classroom teaching, and become familiar with the literature and research underpinning these theories and begin to make links to pedagogical approaches. They will be able to apply these understandings to the development of their classroom management repertoire and the promotion of successful learning. Students will adopt a range of ways of seeing learners from the theoretical literature from this unit and will critique these through revisiting the place of their own beliefs and philosophical stance.

Hurdle requirement

Professional experience is a requirement of the Victorian Institution of Teaching for the preparation of teachers. In this unit you will complete 10 days of the required 80 days for the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. Satisfactory completion of the professional experience is required in order to pass this unit.

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