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The Student as Learner (EDUC90830)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online and On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90830
Term 1 - Online
Term 3 - Online
Semester 2 - On Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on the theoretical frameworks and evidence bases that educators use in understanding the development of their students and in planning suitable instructional sequences that are responsive to the inherent variability of learners. It covers foundational concepts related to learning environments, learning processes and child and adolescent development. It also provides opportunities to explore and discuss implications for teaching that are related to the consideration of learners’ profiles of capabilities and how teachers facilitate the quality, depth and active nature of their learning.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Use their knowledge of child and adolescent development to inform their professional practice
  • Describe key characteristics of learning environments and learning processes that facilitate student learning
  • Consider the variability of student learning in terms of how individual profiles of capabilities help or hinder achievement
  • Build on previous knowledge of learning progressions to explore how they are related to the quality, depth and active nature of student learning.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Improve the motivation and learning of those they work with
  • Design and implement learning experiences that create a balance between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the search for meaning and understanding
  • Participate actively and positively in a learning community
  • Evaluate and use constructive criticism of their work and the work of colleagues
  • Report clearly and accurately on a work-related situation

Last updated: 23 August 2019