School Of Education

Educational Psychology for Primary TeachingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101613.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Katrina Barker

Equivalent Units
102077 - Understanding and Teaching Children, 101287 - Educational Psychology for Primary Teaching, 100184 - Psychology for Teaching, 101308 - Educational Psychology for Teaching (AREP)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1633 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only), 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary), 1663 Master of Teaching (Primary), 1671 Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) or 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12). Students in course 1651 must have successfully completed 100 credit points. Students must have completed Child Protection training and prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 OR a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In 2015 this unit replaced by 102077 Understanding and Teaching Children. Effective teaching in the primary classroom requires an understanding of children's developmental needs, knowledge of how students learn, and proficiency in tailoring teaching strategies to cater to a range of learning styles and abilities. This unit develops theoretical and applied understandings of child development and demonstrates how educational psychology perspectives on learning, motivation and classroom environments can be applied to enhance teacher effectiveness and student learning outcomes. Particular emphasis is given to establishing and maintaining positive and productive classroom environments and to developing responsive teaching practices that stimulate cognitive learning while promoting social and emotional well being. Philosophies of learning and teaching will be developed in this unit.

1651.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1708.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING


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