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ESD1100 Adolescence to Adulthood Development

Short Description: Adolescence- Adulthood Dvlpmnt
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 : 070105 - Teacher Education: Secondary
Grading basis : Graded

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 in ESD1100 if EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning has been previously completed.

EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth - 12 years) will not provide Credit toward ESD1100.


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022