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EDC1001 Understanding Learner Development

Short Description: Learner Development
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070111 - Teacher Education: Higher Educ
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in: BECH or BEED or BPED or BSED or BGEN.
BECH/BEED/BPED only: Enrolment is not permitted if EDC1100 has previously been completed.
BSED only: Enrolment is not permitted if ESD1100 has previously been completed.

Other Requisites

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.
Enrolment is not permitted if ESD1100 Adolescence to Adulthood Development or EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth-12 years) has been previously completed.


This course offers an introduction to the key concepts and issues related to human development from birth to adulthood and how this is linked to learning. The course takes a learning sciences approach that is focused on the development of effective learning methodologies and solutions. The course provides an overview of the typical patterns of development pertaining to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial dimensions of human development. Key learning theories and concepts will also be covered in response to developmental needs and trends. The implications of developmental milestones and learning theories on teaching and learning will be explored, beginning to prepare pre-service teachers for the profession.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022