TEAC 2020 Educational Psychology for Teaching Children

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102126

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Description The unit is only offered to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education program. Responsive teaching engages students holistically in learning that is tailored to meet their physical, cognitive, social, emotional and developmental needs. This unit will consider the learning needs and styles of primary children, including Indigenous children. It will introduce key approaches to instruction based on theories and research in educational psychology. A particular focus will be the development of children's sense of self and the ways that children's school experiences interact with cultural and familial influences to shape identity, motivation and engagement throughout the primary years. Particular emphasis is given to developing responsive teaching practices which promote social and emotional wellbeing of children and are underpinned by high-quality relationships which extend to include the valuing of families and the wider community.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects EDUC 2002 - Educational Psychology for Primary Teaching

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1717 Bachelor of Education (Primary) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe children�fs physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and ways that teachers can respond to different learning styles and needs [Standards 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1].
  2. Apply theoretical understandings fr

Subject Content

1. Development in context: Bronfenbrenner?fs ecological model
2. Learning, cognition and memory: Learning as a constructive process
- information processing theories
- Metacognition and self-regulation
3. Learning in context: Theories of learning and their implications for instruction and constructing learning environments
- Behaviourism


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Review: Case Study Linked to school health and well-being policy 1800 words 50 N Individual
PowerPoint Presentation: Supporting Student Engagement and Learning 15 slides plus voice over 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Duchesne, S., & McMaugh, A. (2013). Educational psychology for learning and teaching. Australia: Cengage AU

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2



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