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This subject will lead students to increase their understanding of various perspectives on knowing and learning while developing practical approaches to learning and its enhancement. This will be achieved through the exploration of a range of theoretical perspectives combined with practical application. Perspectives covered include behaviourist, constructivist and socio-cultural theories, practice-based and critical approaches, as well as Indigenous perspectives on knowing and learning. Practical application will involve regular supported volunteer tutoring in community-based learning support programs.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Use research and theory to examine questions such as: What is learning ? What is knowledge? How do people learn? How can I positively influence learning?
- Apply a repertoire of research-informed strategies designed to support learning; and
- Develop their own philosophy of learning informed by various theoretical perspectives as well as their own practice.
This subject will assist students to develop the following set of transferable skills:
- Critical analysis of theory and research as informing, and being informed by, practices in diverse educational and professional contexts.
- A reflexive approach to personal and professional engagements that considers ethical responsibilities and equitable outcomes.
- Collaborative, interpersonal, and communication skills in working within a team and across teams, including work or professional contexts.
- Reflective writing approach that is informed by theory, research, and practical experiences.
Last updated: 20 February 2024