This subject introduces students to the physical, socio-emotional and intellectual development of children and adolescents. Students explore how these major domains interact with each other and their context to influence child and adolescent development and learning. Major theories of development (cognitive, constructivist, behavioural and ecological) will be examined and applied to educational contexts. Contemporary research is applied in considering issues relating to child and adolescent physical, emotional, social and identify development. In addition, students explore factors related to academic achievement in primary and high school, including high incidence disorders of childhood and adolescence. In each area of study, the implications for pedagogical practice across developmental stages for classroom teaching and learning are considered. Implications for learning, especially the use of evidence-based learning strategies, are emphasised.
School of Teacher Education
This subject is not available to students who have completed EED308, EED422 and EPT125.
EED308, EED422, EPT125
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