Psychology of Learning and Teaching (EDUF3029)


This unit of study examines research on information processing and the design of instructional materials and activiities which have significant implications for enhancing learning outcomes. In addition to lectures, students present the results of their collaborative self-directed research in a series of presentations held in the last two weeks of the unit of study. At the completion of the unit students should be able to analyse, synthesise, and draw conclusions from theory and research, derive educational implications and applications for an educational level (e.g. primary, secondary), demonstrate the skills involved in collaborative and self-directed learning, and demonstrate competence in oral and written communication skills.

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Further unit of study information


2x1-hr lectures/wk for 9wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 9wks


take home exam (30%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and group poster presentation (20%) with peer evaluations (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


42 credit points of units, and EDUF2006

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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.