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.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - CHILD DEVELOPMENT