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Human Learning (9876.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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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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