This unit introduces preservice teachers to the developmental and behavioural theories that underpin learning design that responds to diverse students' learning and behavioural needs. Preservice teachers will develop a critical understanding of theories of cognition, intelligence, creativity, identity, socio-emotional and moral development, behaviour, and socio-cultural influences on learning. They will examine a range of pedagogical models, strategies, resources and experiences and evaluate them in relation to developmental and behavioural theory and principles. They will use this knowledge to design and evaluate their own pedagogical activities that respond to diverse students' learning and behavioural needs and with a particular focus on their chosen specialist subject area.
- 20 days professional experience includes a four week block (Monday to Friday) with a minimum of 5 sequenced lessons planned and taught.
- As placement settings are mostly Australian based, students enrolled in this unit must provide a current police check/working with children card to the educational setting and CDU Professional Experience Office prior to the commencement of the professional experience.
- It is recommended that students considering enrolling in this unit view additional information about placement dates, professional experience recommendations, and requirements and guidelines paperwork available via the InSchool website.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - CHILD DEVELOPMENT