Human Development and Learning (9874.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe key aspects of physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through the life span;
2. Describe distinctive features of various learning theories including behaviourism, cognitivism, social cognitivism and schema theory;
3. Describe theories that explain how humans process information; and
4. Apply learning theory and research to instructional practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
This unit introduces students to theories and research related to human development and human learning across the lifespan comprising physical, intellectual / cognitive, social, emotional and moral development. The unit explores how: learning and behaviour is explained by development; the study of human development is interdisciplinary; development is interrelated and dynamic; humans learn and process information; traditional and contemporary learning theories can be applied to instructional practice.
CorequisitesEnrolment in an Education course or permission from the Program Director.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Shyam Barr|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Shyam Barr|
Free access to an electronic version of the required text will be provided.
Alternatively, you may purchase the required text through "School Locker" at the link: https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra or visit The School Locker Stored situated inside the UCX Shop.
Compulsory unit resource: Woolfolk, A. Margetts, K. (2018) Educational Psychology (5th edition) Melbourne, VIC: Pearson.
Additional readings are available on Canvas, see the reading list.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit
Please note: Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
A guide to workload for this unit:
Pre-tutorial learning activities (e.g., lecture content, readings): 90 hours
Tutorials: 20 hours
Assignment Preparation: 40 hours
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
Students must be able to access online learning environments, such as Canvas. This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit engages with the literature in the field of human learning and development and draws on different prominent theoretical perspectives explaining how learning occurs.
Research Led Education
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers convening this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and share with students their passion for the research they are carrying out.