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013985 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners

6cp; 3hpw x 9wks (face-to-face and online)

Core


Postgraduate

Description

This subject is directed towards assisting pre-service teachers to understand and engage effectively with adolescent learners in contemporary Australian schools. The subject focuses on psychological perspectives of learning and motivation while incorporating sociological perspectives of young people. Students develop skills to analyse complex and diverse learning environments through the integration of authentic scenarios that reflect the lives of secondary students, so that they are able to evaluate and apply diverse theories to inform engaging and responsive classroom-based teaching practices. The implications of these theories are considered in cases drawn from school, family and community contexts. Students are given opportunities to draw on their professional experience placements and their personal philosophy of education to contribute to the content focus of the subject. In so doing, students develop the holistic and constructive approach needed for respectfully supporting their future school students to engage with and be successful in high school education.

Typical availability

Calendar B Autumn session


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