Department of Educational Studies (EC) Relevant Documents
The information in this Unit Guide must be read in conjunction with the following documents available for download from iLearn:
- Academic Honesty Handbook
- Unit Guide
- Unit assigned reading
- Assessment in Detail
- Lecture and Tutorial Schedule
Department of Educational Studies Electronic Communication
During semester time, staff may contact students using the following ways:
- Dialogue function on iLearn
- Official MQ Student Email Address
It is the student’s responsibility to check all electronic communication on a regular weekly basis.
Withdrawing from this UG Unit
If you are considering withdrawing from this unit, please seek academic advice by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org before doing so as this unit may be a co-requisite or prerequisite for units in the following semesters and may impact on your progression through the degree.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Two separate one hour lectures will be presented each week. Please refer to lecture schedule for details. Recordings of lectures will be available on Echo360 for both internal and external students. Lecture slides will be made available the day before the lecture for students who are attending the live lecture to download and have available during the lecture. Attendance is optional. However, all lecture contents may be included in the subsequent quiz and exam. If it is not possible to attend the live lecture, you must listen to the Echo360 recording.
Custom Edition for Macquarie University by Pearson, Australia compiled from Peterson, C.C. (2015). Looking Forward through the Lifespan: Developmental Psychology (6th edition). Sydney, Australia: Pearson Education.
White, F., Hayes, B., & Livesey, D. (2010). Developmental psychology: From infancy to adulthood (3rd ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education.
Twigg, D., & Pendergast, D. (2013). Social and emotional well-being. In D. Pendergast and S. Garvis (Eds), Teaching early years. Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment (pp.231-243). Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
Tutorial attendance is optional. However, all tutorial content may be included in the subsequent quiz and exam. The tutorials and iLearn discussion forums are the most appropriate forums to raise questions and engage in group discussion to further your understanding of the material. Diverse views are welcome. It is important that you feel free to express your ideas openly (with the exception of views that may offend other students). The iLearn site is ideal for an exchange of ideas with all students and teaching staff.
Internal students will have fortnightly tutorials of 2hrs each. Tutorials will commence in Week 1. Please note that after Week 1, you must enroll for tutorials on iLearn as the room location and timetabling has changed. This also allows you to change classrooms and times easily on iLearn.
External students will cover the tutorial content during their two days of on-campus attendance.
This unit has a workbook available on the unit website. The workbook is to be used to record notes from tutorials, lectures and your readings. You should bring your workbook with you to all classes. Internal students will work through the tasks at their fortnightly tutorials. External students will complete the tasks at the On Campus days.