ESD1100 Adolescence to Adulthood Development
|Short Description:||Adolescence- Adulthood Dvlpmnt|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070105 - Teacher Education: Secondary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 February 2019|
Enrolment is not permitted in ESD1100 if EDC1100 has been previously completed
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
This course offers an introduction to the key concepts and issues related to adolescence and adult development and how this is linked to learning. The course provides an overview of the constancies and changes pertaining to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial dimensions of adolescence and adult development, and introduces key learning theories and concepts, including behaviourism, cognitivism, and achievement motivation. The reciprocal influence of context, such as family and educational settings, peer group and community environments, will be explored. The course will also present information about atypical patterns of development, such as anxiety, depression and language disorders, which will serve as foundational knowledge for subsequent courses. Pre-service teachers will be encouraged to reflect critically on theories of development and learning this applies to their educational practice.