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MUED1009: Psychology of Learning and Instruction

This unit introduces the study of the psychology to learning and instruction, presenting an overview of the historical relationships between education and psychology, and how cognitive research informs educational practices. It develops students' understandings of psychology's applicability to music education through discussion of relevant research, participation in class activities, and consideration of real-life situations. It aims to develop students' understanding of learners, the learning process, and how educators can optimise music instruction through adopting best practices based on research and understandings of psychology relevant to educational settings.

Code MUED1009
Academic unit Music Education
Credit points 3

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

  • LO1. analyse the cognitive structures and processes used in learning
  • LO2. demonstrate how to be an effective communicator in the classroom
  • LO3. demonstrate how to design effective instructional material
  • LO4. demonstrate how to manage classroom content
  • LO5. develop problem solving, creative and critical abilities
  • LO6. develop social cognitive perspectives on effective learning.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.