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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 1077

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
150266

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To introduce students to a range of educationally relevant theories from educational psychology, sociology, philosophy, and child development and apply key theoretical concepts to educational practices and current educational issues.

Course content

Students will develop an understanding of a range of contemporary and historical theories and theoretical perspectives which are encompassed within child development and educational psychology evidence-informed domains. Students will explore Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory; Vygotsky’s Socio-cultural Theory, Behaviourism; Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, Theories of Intelligence, Brain Development, Information Processing Theory, Social and Emotional Development, Moral Development, Bronfenbrenner’s Bio-Ecological Systems Theory and Dynamic Systems Theory. Students will explore how theoretical perspectives underpin children and young people’s development and learning and inform educational practice.

Textbook(s)

Margetts, K & Woolfolk, A 2019, Educational psychology, 5th edn, Pearson Australia, Melbourne, VIC

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External (Online learning activities) 3 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Essay 2700 words 60% N/A
Case study 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Essay 2700 words 60% N/A
Case study 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Essay 2700 words 60% N/A
Case study 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Essay 2700 words 60% N/A
Case study 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Essay 2700 words 60% N/A
Case study 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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