EDUC1102 Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
This unit provides students with knowledge of diverse learning processes and theories in a lifelong learning perspective, with the objective of improving students' understanding of approaches to and practices of learning. The content includes psychological and sociocultural influences on learning and learning theories. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the facilitation of their own learning or the learning of others in diverse contexts.
Students are able to (1) outline major concepts related to learning; (2) explain learning processes and their complex interrelationships; (3) discuss sociocultural influences on learning; (4) critically evaluate personal approaches to learning; (5) apply knowledge of learning concepts to personal learning and/or the learning of others; (6) assess the needs of learners and plan for individual/small group learning; (7) communicate effectively with others; and (8) conduct small-scale applied research.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) E-tivity (online quiz); (2) case study (autoethnography); and (3) micro-teaching lesson plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gerardine Neylon
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week for 12 weeks; tutorials: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.