School Of Education

Understanding and Teaching ChildrenWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102077.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101613 - Educational Psychology for Primary Teaching

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1663/1781 Master of Teaching (Primary) or 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) and have successfully completed 160 credit points.

About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. This unit is designed to facilitate prospective teachers to develop the dispositions and critical skills to create learning communities that are academically challenging, developmentally responsive, socially equitable and promote social and emotional wellbeing. The unit highlights the interacting contributions of biology and environment to the development of children and explores how teachers’ knowledge of this process informs their instructional strategies. Specifically, this unit examines a body of classic, as well as current theories, research and practice relating to the cognitive, physiological, and social/affective needs of children and focuses on the relevance of these for classroom practice. Particular emphasis is given to developing responsive teaching practices which promote social and emotional wellbeing of children and are underpinned by high-quality relationships which extend to include the valuing of families and the wider community.

1651.6Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
1781.1Master of Teaching (Primary)CONTINUING
1781.2Master of Teaching (Primary)CONTINUING
1781.3Master of Teaching (Primary)CURRENT
1782.1Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)CONTINUING
1782.2Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)CURRENT
1822.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.2Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.3Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.4Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CURRENT
6019.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
6019.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT


M1081.1Education Studies (Primary)CURRENT
M1126.1Education Studies - Primary English Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT
M1127.1Education Studies - Primary Mathematics Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT
M1128.1Education Studies - Primary Science Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT

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