Learning Theory for Educators is provided by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia. The unit will give you a solid understanding of key concepts associated with contemporary theoretical perspectives on human learning. You will gain a keen insight into the vital relationship between learning and development, as well as educational psychology.
Upon completion, you will have gained the skills to evaluate a wide range of theories on human learning, based on scientific evidence.
You will also understand and be able to use a range of effective assessment methods, recognising where and how each are appropriate and relevant to different teaching environments.
This unit will also help you develop teaching and learning products for professional use, such as activities, tools and components of lesson plans.
Anyone can apply, although you must ensure you have not completed a previous version of this unit.
Areas of study
In this Learning Theory unit, the topics you will study include:
Educational psychology and learning theory: an introduction
Ecological systems theory
The relationship between learning and development
Individual differences in learning
Behavioural views of learning
Cognitive views of learning
Constructivist views of learning
Humanistic views and student motivation to learn
Learning theory applied to classroom environments
Learning theory applied to teach strategies
Learning theory applied to standardised testing
Learning theory applied to classroom assessment
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Bachelor of Education (Primary), Curtin University
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will provide you with the skills you need to become an engaged educator. By understanding the theories surrounding how people learn, you will be able to enrich their experience as learners, adopting teaching and assessment strategies appropriate to their preferred style.
Developed according to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s Curriculum Specifications 1, 2 and 3, the unit is an essential component of any education curriculum.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Learning Theory for Educators from Curtin University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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