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EDUF3040: Psychological Perspectives in Education

2024 unit information

This unit of study provides a general introduction to educational psychology, surveying a range of research-based psychological principles of teaching, learning, and motivation. Students will explore the use and usefulness of psychological research for educators, and investigate learning, teaching and assessment activities in terms of their psychological efficacy, especially as it relates to young people. The unit trains students in two government policies, Good Discipline and Effective Learning, and Student Welfare.

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Code EDUF3040
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Education Studies
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Identify and describe a range of principles of teaching and learning based on theory and research
  • LO2. Relate these principles to a range of educational activities (e.g., teaching practices, assessment methods)
  • LO3. Apply these principles to understand potentials and limits of a range of educational practices
  • LO4. Reflect on these principles to suggest changes in practice
  • LO5. Relate these principles to student welfare and classroom management issues

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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