Psychology of Learning and Instruction (MUED1009)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit introduces the study of the psychology to learning and instruction, presenting an overview of the historical relationships between education and psychology, and how cognitive research informs educational practices. It develops students' understandings of psychology's applicability to music education through discussion of relevant research, participation in class activities, and consideration of real-life situations. It aims to develop students' understanding of learners, the learning process, and how educators can optimise music instruction through adopting best practices based on research and understandings of psychology relevant to educational settings.

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Classes

One 2 hr workshop/week

Assessment

Collaborative Learning task (20%), Essay 1000 wds (30%), Group tutorial presentation (10%), Lesson plan and analysis (30%), ePortfolio task (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

GENS1001

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