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EDPC5021: Foundations of Learning Sciences

In this unit we build on work in the learning sciences (psychology, education, cognitive and neurosciences) as we look at psychological models of learning, cognition and motivation, especially as they relate to multimedia and computer-supported learning. Contemporary educational technology use will be analysed from a number of perspectives, including classical information theory, psychological media and communication theories, activity theory, socio-cultural learning theory, constructivist and models of distributed cognition.

Code EDPC5021
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a foundational understanding of the main contemporary theories in the learning sciences
  • LO2. understand modern technologies for learning and instruction such computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), virtual and augmented reality, and intelligent systems
  • LO3. understand basic research methods used in learning sciences research to study learning experiences across schools, homes, workplaces and communities
  • LO4. understand the relationship between the design of instructional approaches and learning environments and current theoretical perspectives in the learning sciences
  • LO5. understand how to critically read theoretical and empirical research papers in the learning sciences.