This unit describes the skills and knowledge to examine a range of learning theories, their relationship to learning approaches and implications for teaching. It also includes examination of and reflection on approaches that enhanced own learning experiences. This unit applies to those who need to develop their knowledge of the theories of learning to support entry into and participation in an undergraduate teacher education course.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
• examine a minimum of two key learning theories to establish how they inform teaching practice
• examine at least one key learning theory and how it is applied in different learning areas and with different learners
• examine the link between learning theories, own learning experiences and potential impact on own future teaching practice
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):