Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit explores significant aspects of adolescent development, behaviours and relationships within the context of teacher education. It builds students’ understanding of the psychological, motivational, social, cognitive, biological, socio-cultural, and spiritual perspectives of adolescent development and the possible implications for learning. The unit prepares secondary school pre-service teachers to understand why young people display different behaviours within a learning environment and how to approach and negotiate these behaviours. They will explore major perspectives of understanding and supporting behaviour and contemporary theories and how these relate to principles, policies and practices. Students will inquire into strategies for learning and teaching adolescents based on contemporary knowledge of development and fostering positive behaviour interactions and relationships for diverse learners. They develop understanding of how to develop a broad range of strategies for involving parents/carers and other community service and health providers in the educative process.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 2, 2024; Semester 2, 2025, and Semester 2, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 2)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.