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Applications of Learning and Memory PG (10438.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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A goal of education is for students to learn and remember what is taught. However, HOW students learn is not always straight forward. This unit will explore the application of learning and memory findings in educational contexts. A general survey of learning and memory findings, including animal and human experiments, will be discussed. Students will explore relevant research, theories, and useful knowledge surrounding important educational questions of learning and memory and understand this knowledge in relation to educational contexts.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Identify and describe general principles of learning;

2. Identify and describe general principles of memory;

3. Apply theories of learning and memory to educational contexts;

4. Design learning materials based on learning and memory principles; and

5. Evaluate learning materials on the basis of learning and memory principles.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of lectures and/or interactive workshops on campus per week.





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