School Of Education

Adolescent Development and TeachingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102081.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Jose Hanham


Students enrolled in 1652, 1823, 2804, 2786, 1843, 4742 or 3756 must have passed 160 credit points to enrol in this unit.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary), 1848 Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM, 1652 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary), 1823 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars, 2804 Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary), 2786 Bachelor of Business, 1843 Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary), 4742 Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) or 3756 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit examines research and contemporary classroom practice relevant to the cognitive, physiological, and social/affective needs of adolescents to highlight the reciprocal effects that teaching has on adolescence and how in turn adolescence affects teaching practice. Emphasis is placed on the use of evidenced-based literature in examining adolescent-centred challenges to teaching and learning. Topics addressed include definitions of adolescence past, present and future, biological and cognitive milestones of adolescence, adolescents at-risk, secondary schooling fostering educational and general resilience in adolescents, and helping adolescents thrive.

1652.9Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
1714.1Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1714.2Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1714.3Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1714.4Master of Teaching (Secondary)CURRENT
1715.1Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)CONTINUING
1715.2Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)CURRENT
1716.1Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)CONTINUING
1716.2Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)CURRENT
1823.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1843.2Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
1848.1Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEMCURRENT
1853.1Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) STEM (exit only)CURRENT
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.2Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.3Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CURRENT
6013.2Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
6021.4Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT


M1133.1Secondary EducationCURRENT
SM1142.1Education Studies - Secondary TeachingCURRENT

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