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Understanding Knowing and Learning (EDUC10050)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeEDUC10050
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will lead students to increase their understanding of various ways of knowing and learning while developing personal theories of learning and its enhancement. This will be achieved through exploration of a range of theoretical perspectives combined with practical application. Theoretical perspectives covered include those of Piaget, Skinner, Dewey, Vygotsky and others relevant to learning. Practical application will involve regular supported experience of tutoring others, primarily school students attending homework clubs.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of this subject is to lead students to increase their understanding of learning and how to support their own learning and that of others. Students will :

  • focus on examining questions such as : What is learning ? What is knowledge? How do people learn? How can I positively influence learning?
  • build a repertoire of strategies designed to support learning; and
  • develop their own philosophy of learning informed by various theoretical perspectives as well as their own practice.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • describe the types of knowledge they are learning;
  • develop a problem solving approach to the analysis of this knowledge;
  • use this to analyse the knowledge they are learning; and
  • communicate this understanding

Last updated: 10 August 2019