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Educational Psychology and Practice - EDCN811

This unit explores recent developments in educational psychology and child development and examines links to teaching and learning and other relevant workplace learning contexts. It begins with an analysis of recent topical debates including topics such as the development of motivation and engagement in students, student interactions and the emergence of cyber bullying, and pedagogical debates surrounding applications of student-centred or direct instruction pedagogies. In the seminars students extend their undergraduate study in the field of educational psychology and conduct an independent study of a problem of practical or theoretical significance by deeply engaging with relevant research and theory from a psychological viewpoint. Students develop a research-based understanding of educational psychology related to research or their workplace context.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Online - Session 1, Online

Staff Contact(s): Dr Anne McMaugh

Admission to MEd or GradCertEdS or MEdLead or MHEd or GradCertHEd or MEChild or GradCertEChild or MTeach(Birth to Five Years) or GradCertClinEdSim or MIndigenousEd or GradDipIndigenousEd or GradDipChildLit or MChildLit Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ACES811, EDUC701, EPG803
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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