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EDUC253 Making Learning Happen

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Means of facilitating classroom learning; conditions that foster learning; learning structures; resources; partnerships in learning.

How can you help people learn?

Learning does not just take place inside a classroom. In this paper you will learn how to create the conditions to help people learn, how to structure learning, and how to develop partnerships for learning. This paper is relevant for a wide range of disciplines. Students from other areas of the University have enjoyed success in this paper (e.g. social workers, fitness trainers, sports coaches, and music tutors).

Paper title Making Learning Happen
Paper code EDUC253
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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EDUC 101 or EDUC 102 or 108 points
EDUC 257
Schedule C
Arts and Music
With approval, students who have passed EDUC105 prior to 2017 may be admitted without the normal prerequisite.

Paper Coordinator: Dr Kate Rice

Teaching staff

To be confirmed


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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to

  1. Identify physical, emotional and intellectual features of environments that facilitate effective learning and develop a range of strategies and procedures to construct such environments
  2. Analyse critically the appropriateness of a range of models of classroom management within a contemporary framework of teaching and learning
  3. Articulate and defend the personal theories, beliefs and thinking that guide their own approaches to learning and engage in critical discourse on their own and others' practices
  4. Demonstrate their understanding of current classroom learning issues within a New Zealand context
  5. Demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively in writing in an appropriate academic style and standard

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41