EED413 Learning and Development 7-12 (8)
This subject builds on pre-service teachers' foundation knowledge of theories of development and learning. Pre-service teachers apply their knowledge of learning to the period of adolescence. The major domains of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development are used to introduce issues pertaining to puberty, development of intelligence, the adolescent self and identity. Contemporary socio-cultural factors that influence adolescent development are considered, as well as the need and importance to effectively engage with parents/carers. In addition, pre-service teachers explore factors related to academic achievement in high school, including high-incidence disorders of adolescence and motivation.  Implications for learning, especially the use of evidence-based learning strategies, are stressed.
Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Education
Enrolment restrictions

Only available to undergraduate students.

Subject Relationships
EED504 Paired Subject
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply major theories of learning and development;
  • be able to know the major physical, socio-emotional and cognitive changes that occur during adolescence;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of families and peers in adolescent development;
  • be able to understand high-incidence adolescent disorders/disabilities and explain their causes using a bio-psycho-social model;
  • be able to articulate a range of evidence-based strategies teachers can use to engage adolescents and their families in the learning process and address adolescent issues and problems;
  • be able to describe a range of educational outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds; and
  • be able to use research to promote social and ethical behaviour in high schools as well as to improve motivation and higher-order thinking amongst adolescents.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Adolescent Development;
  • Puberty Health and Biological Foundations;
  • The Self, Identity, Emotions and Personality;
  • Gender and Sexuality;
  • Moral Development;
  • Families and Peers;
  • The Brain and Cognitive Development;
  • Schools;
  • Achievement, Work, and Careers;
  • Adolescent Problems; and
  • Culture.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.