School Of Education

Educational Psychology for Primary TeachingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101287.1

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100184 - Psychology for Teaching

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This unit is available to Education students only as there is a professional experience component. All students entering schools and undertaking Professional Experience must have attended the Child Protection Lectures organised by the University.

About this Unit
In 2010 this unit replaced by 101613 - Educational Psychology for Primary Teaching. This unit introduces students to a number of the key theoretical perspectives and issues in relation to Education Psychology for Primary Teaching. These include psychological and sociological theories and the implications for learning and pedagogies for social access. The unit operates as two strands and critically addresses public debates related to equity, inclusion and cultural diversity in the context of global change. The unit examines the social construction of childhood and theories of child development that shape our understandings of teaching. The frameworks developed in this unit will inform critical understandings and practices oriented towards inclusion and professional responsiveness.

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