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EDUF2006 - Educational Psychology
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,690
International Fee: $4,200
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: (EDUF1018 and EDUF1019) or 30 junior credit points
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Richard Walker

Classes: 1x 2-hr lecture/wk and 1x 1-hr tutorial/wk

Assessment: 1x tutorial presentations (oral & written) (30%) and 1x 2000 wd essay (40%) and 1x 2hr exam (30%)

This unit of study is the first part of Education II. Its aim is to provide a general introduction to educational psychology. The important issues of the unit include constructivist and other approaches to learning, critical thinking skills, problem solving, technologically supported learning and motivation. This unit plays an important role in supporting later teaching and curriculum studies in the Bachelor of Education degree. At the end of this unit of study, students will have made substantial progress towards understanding the utility of research in psychology for educators. They will have the capacity to describe learning and teaching activities in terms of their psychological efficacy, especially as it relates to young people. Similarly they will have been introduced to the theory and practice of assessment and evaluation in educational settings, and the impact of assessment on learning and motivation. They will have had training in two Department of Education and Training policies, Good Discipline and Effective Learning, and Student Welfare.
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