University of Technology Sydney

028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan

6cp; weekly: 1hpw (lecture/mixed mode delivery); 1.5hpw (tutorial), online materials such as podcasts and videos
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.

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Calendar B Spring session

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