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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2007 - 2008

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

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Justin RamiOffice NumberCA114
Level 2 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
  • To develop students understanding of the principal theories of learning
  • To examine student characteristics from the perspective of stage theory
  • To examine the relationship between research in behaviour management and its relevance to education
  • To develop students understanding of the principal theories of behaviour, cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic
  • To apply theory to classroom experience
  • To understand attachment theory and its relevance to learning and behaviour.
  • 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
  • Identify aspects of behaviour management theory which clarify their own practice
  • Understand attachment theory and how it relates to teaching and learning
  • Use relevant aspects of contemporary research to enhance their practice and facilitate student learning

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 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`

Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List

Rogers, B. (1990) You know the Fair Rule, Pitman Publishing

Greenhalgh, P, (1994) Emotional Growth and Learning'. Routledge

Ayers, Clarke (1995), Perspectives on Behaviour, David Fulton, London

Ayers, Clarke, Ross (1993)Assessing Individual Needs, David Fulton, London

Hanko, G (1999) Increasing competence through collaborative problem solving David Fulton, London

Johnson and Rae (1999) Crucial Skills,  Lucky Duck, Bristol

Rogers, B (1995) Behaviour Management, Scholastic#

Rogers, B (1997) Cracking the Hard Class, Scholastic

Osborne, H (1983) The emotional experience of learning and teaching, Salzberger-Wittenberg,. Routledge.

Programme or List of Programmes
ETBSc in Education & Training