Course Title: Examine approaches to learning

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5383 Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation

Course Title: Examine approaches to learning

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Jacqui Cheng

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4918

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course focuses on developing the skills and knowledge to examine a range of learning theories, their relationship to learning approaches and implications for teaching. It also includes examination of and reflection on approaches that enhanced own learning experiences.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No Pre-requisites

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22273 Examine approaches to learning


1 Examine key theories of learning

2. Examine a learning theory and its application

3. Examine the impact of key learning theories on own educational experiences

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes are to confirm the ability to:

  • examine key learning theories to establish how they inform teaching practice
  • examine a key learning theory and how it is applied
  • examine the link between learning theories, own learning experiences and potential impact on own future teaching practice

Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation program. The learning and assessment in the program is delivered through face to face teaching, Unsupervised Directed Study and participation in work placement. It is strongly advised you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. You are not required to attend to complete Unsupervised Directed Study, however you are expected to complete the work given and will at times be required to show evidence the work has been completed. Your Unsupervised Directed Study will be posted on Canvas.

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities:

  • Work placement
  • Group discussion
  • Research assignments
  • Guest speakers
  • Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios
  • Realistic simulations and role play
  • Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
  • Oral presentations
  • Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency.  

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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