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Learning and Development in Primary Education G (11340.1)

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


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190071) - View

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In this unit students develop an understanding of the physical, social and intellectual development of primary school aged children. Through an understanding of how children learn students are prepared to develop lessons that are age and developmentally appropriate. This unit recognises that children's development is influenced by diverse social and cultural backgrounds and abilities.

A further focus of the unit is to provide evidence based classroom management strategies and skills that will enable participants to create a safe and supportive learning environment. Participants will examine a range of factors influencing behaviour and the building and maintaining of professional relationships, including the role of student and teacher wellbeing, legislative requirements, catering for diversity in the classroom, and the role of peer and societal influences.

Within this unit is a 15 days Professional Experience placement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the physical, social and intellectual development of primary aged children;

2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of current theories of student learning;

3. Integrate knowledge of child development with knowledge of student learning;

4. Apply knowledge of child development and learning to the education of all learners;

5. Describe and plan for preventative behaviour management strategies;

6. Describe and plan for corrective behaviour management strategies; and

7. Explain contextual issues impacting on student behaviours and student and teacher wellbeing in educational settings.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of workshops on campus per week. 15 days Professional Experience placement.


This unit is only available to students in the Master of Primary Teaching course.

Students must have passed 11336 Curriculum and Assessment in Primary Education G AND 11349 Positive Learning Environments in Primary Education G.



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