Theories of Teaching and Learning

EDU10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Swinburne online - Nil

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces pre-service teachers to different learning perspectives and how they relate to contemporary theories of learning. The unit challenges them to reflect upon their own belief system and how this aligns with contemporary approaches to teaching and learning and the capacity to create effective learning environments.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Recognise and explain why learning is a complex concept.
2. Describe and define learning theories and articulate their benefits and limitations.
3. Describe and compare different learning perspectives and relate them to contemporary theories of learning.
4. Relate and reflect upon personal beliefs about learning and teaching to contemporary theories and how this impacts on practice.
5. Identify and predict factors that contribute to effective learning environments.
6. Identify how research aligns with theories of teaching and learning and informs education.