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Human Learning (9876.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193521) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186875) - View
  • Winter Term, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (183329) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (183328) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (170616) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (156266) - View

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This unit builds upon learning from unit 9875 Human Development. The focus of this unit is upon how humans learn and process information. The unit explores traditional and contemporary learning theories and how they can be applied to instructional practice. The unit is based upon the understanding that learning is active processing of experience and interaction with the world.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe distinctive features of various learning theories including behaviourism, cognitivism, social cognitivism and schema theory;

2. Describe theories that explain how humans process information; and

3. Apply learning theory and research to instructional practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2 x 1.5 hour workshops per week.


Must have passed 24 credit points including 9875 Human Development.



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