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Archived Version 2006 - 2007

Module Title Learning & Psychology of Motivation
Module Code ES217
School School of Education Studies

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Module Co-ordinatorMr Paul KingOffice NumberCA118
Level 2 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To develop students understanding of the principal theories of learning 7 To examine student characteristics from the perspective of stage theory 7 To examine the relationship between research in behaviour management and its relevance to education To develop students understanding of the principal theories of behaviour  behavioural, cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic7 7 To apply theory to classroom experience To understand attachment theory and its relevance to learning and behaviour. 7 To adapt teaching strategy to take account of individual difference To explore a range of learning disabilities and examine their impact on classroom practice

Learning Outcomes
Explain the principal theories of learning Explain the different stages of intellectual development understand the link between theory of behaviour and how children learn in classrooms 7 identify aspects of behaviour management theory which clarify their own practice 7 understand attachment theory and how it relates to teaching and learning 7 use relevant aspects of contemporary research to enhance their practice and facilitate student learning 7 use contemporary research on learning disabilities to enhance their classroom practice

Indicative Time Allowances
Independent Learning Time 75

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Stages of intellectual development Stage theorists Learning Learning Styles Exploring the links between behaviour theory and effective teaching and learning Behaviour An exploration of the main theories of behaviour, with particular attention to behavioural, cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic approaches Attachment An overview of attachment theory and its relevance to learning, behaviour and motivation Inclusive Learning Principles of good teaching practice that facilitate inclusive learning Learning difficulties and their impact on the classroom Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD etc Assessment Continuous Assessment: 100% Examination Weight: 0% ` `You know the Fair Rule', 1990. Rogers, B. Pitman Publishing `Emotional Growth and Learning' 1994. Greenhalgh, P. Routledge ` `
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List
Indicative Reading List Perspectives on Behaviour 1995 Ayers, Clarke, Murray. David Fulton, London Assessing Individual Needs 1993 Ayers, Clarke, Ross. David Fulton, London Increasing competence through collaborative problem solving 1999. Hanko, G. David Fulton, London You know the Fair Rule, 1990. Rogers, B. Pitman Publishing Emotional Growth and Learning 1994. Greenhalgh, P. Routledge Crucial Skills, 1999. Johnson and Rae. Lucky Duck, Bristol Behaviour Management, 1995. Rogers, B. Scholastic Cracking the Hard Class. 1997. Rogers, B. Scholastic The emotional experience of learning and teaching, 1983. Salzberger-Wittenberg, Henry, Osborne. Routledge. www.caspari.org
Programme or List of Programmes
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