Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
Prerequisites
% = any matching topic, eg BIOL1% includes BIOL1101, BIOL1102 etc
1 Admission into MSE-Master of Special Education
1a Admission into GCEWM-Graduate Certificate in Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1b Admission into MTSEPR-Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Primary)
1c Admission into MTSESC-Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Secondary)
1d Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
1e Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years]
1f Admission into MTESOL-Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
1g Admission into GCECP-Graduate Certificate in Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1h Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
1i Admission into GCCPEP-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1j Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1k Admission into GCWPMHE-Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
1l Admission into MWPMHE-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
1m Admission into GCE-Graduate Certificate in Education
1n Admission into MED%
1o Admission into GCSEP-Graduate Certificate in Social and Emotional Pedagogy
1p Admission into MCPEPA-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1q Admission into MWPMHEA-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
1r Admission into MEDUA-Master of Education
2 Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2a Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2b Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2c Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c) and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDES9401, EDUC9731 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic involves a study of current theory and research about learners' motivation, cognition and metacognition.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • Foster research-informed enquiry, critical analysis, synthesis, evaluation and reflection as essential educational practices;

  • Provide an introduction to current theory and research in areas of cognitive psychology and educational practice, including the key constructs of motivation, cognition and metacognition;

  • Develop capabilities for self-regulated learning;

    Contribute to improvements in professional decision making;

  • Translate knowledge gained from reading, discussion, research and writing into educational practices;

  • Disseminate knowledge gained from reading, discussion, research and writing to professional colleagues;

  • Foster interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and work collaboratively;

  • Engage in informed, constructive debate;

  • Engage in professional reflective practice.
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will be able to:

  • Explain key constructs in motivation, cognition and metacognition;

  • Analyse how motivation, cognition and metacognition affect learning and problem solving;

  • Relate an instance of student learning to extant theories about motivation, cognition and/or metacognition;

  • Contribute to informed debate about teaching and learning;

  • Demonstrate high standards of academic literacy.