1 x 2-hour lecture weekly 1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly 1 x 8-hour independent study weekly 1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
Assignments; quiz; on-line exercises
This topic introduces students to important areas of human learning that will provide the underpinnings of programmatic approaches to changing behaviour. Important areas covered include sensory perception, memory, an introduction to theories of reinforcement and motivation, behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, and cognitive influences on both the learning process and subsequent behaviour change, and how assessment is used to develop goals and promote positive behaviour change. The content is set within the context of working with people with disabilities and learning is related to important philosophies within the disability field.
The aim of this topic is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about:
Fundamental principles of behaviour and why humans may continue to behave in particular ways
Specific strategies for applying the principles of human behaviour to instruction
An introduction to assessment techniques, the writing of clear behavioural objectives and designing task analyses that underpin instruction.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students should be able to:
Discuss the current philosophies in the field of disability and how they impact on the development of instructional programs
Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of sensory perception and memory on human behaviour
Evaluate the behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, and cognitive influences on both the learning process and subsequent behaviour change
Discuss the main methods of assessing behaviour and demonstrate a clear understanding of informal, structured, and standardised assessment.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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