University of Technology Sydney

028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan

6cp; 1hpw (lecture/mixed mode delivery), 1.5hpw (tutorial), online materials such as podcasts and videos To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring D 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 3 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session (post-PEx) will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.




Effective teaching strategies for learners of any age require an understanding of how humans develop biologically (biosocially), psychosocially (emotionally, socioculturally and affectively) and cognitively, and how the influence of these developmental aspects change over the lifespan. This subject develops theoretical perspectives on human development and applies them to the learning context. Neuroscientific research contributes additional insights into learning and how the body and brain interact in the culture and socio-material environment. These perspectives provide theoretical resources that can inform the practice of those working in diverse educational settings, enabling them to cater for diverse learner needs and goals.

Typical availability

Spring D session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.