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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.
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: 23 March 2020