Learning and Cognition (10447.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe and apply the basic principles underlying classical and operant conditioning;
2. Explain and apply the basic premise of observational or social learning;
3. Demonstrate knowledge of theory and research related to advanced topics in cognitive psychology; and
4. Apply commonly used learning and behaviour-modification strategies to modify a target behaviour.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11399 Understanding People and Behaviour OR 4309 Psychology 101
10444 Foundations of Psychology OR 4310 Psychology 102
Equivalent unitsCompletion of both 7123 Cognitive Psychology AND 7127 Learning
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Carly Pymont|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Miss Teaghan Hogg|
A dedicated unit ebook with all the necessary chapter readings for both Learning and Cognition content will be made available for students to purchase - details will be made available on Canvas. The matching chapters from the original texts will also be identified and the original texts will be available through the library.
Students are encouraged to attend all lectures and participate in tutorials. When attending and participating in lectures and tutorials, it is expected that students be mindful of others' rights to teach/learn, be respectful of staff and fellow students, and that personal/private conversations be conducted outside the classroom.
Required IT skills
No special IT skills are required for this unit, although it is expected that all students will have basic word-processing skills, be able to perform literature searches using databases, be able to use Canvas, and have basic familiarity with the use of Microsoft Powerpoint. Regular access to Canvas is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit to enable access to announcements, discussion forums and for online submission of assessments.
Completion of the presentation will require to record an individual presentation, use a presenttaion program (e.g. Microsoft Powerpoint, Keynote etc.) and upload it to Youtube to enable a link submission. Full instructions will be provided on Canvas.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Communication with staff is to be via email or through the Canvas discussion forums. Communication with fellow students should be via the Canvas discussion forums. During this unit, you are encouraged to engage in discussion and activities via forums on Canvas. Please be respectful to all participating in the forums by ensuring that you use appropriate forms of communication. Announcements made in lectures, an/or via Canvas, will be deemed to have been received by all students.
The Unit Convenor receives numerous emails each day. To assist with providing a timely response to all student queries, please consider whether the question can be addressed via Canvas, if the unit convenor is the appropriate person to contact, and if the information has been provided in the unit outline.