Learning Theories in Practice

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU524
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: David Hastie


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Learning Theories in Practice

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Explain the main components of a number of learning theories, including theories of learner diversity
  2. Integrate insights from a range of learning theories in a coherent view of learning that aligns with the school’s vision and priorities, and the student’s own articulated beliefs and values.
  3. Critique the worldview assumptions of common learning theories;
  4. Test insights from theory through classroom based action research as a way of developing practical strategies for more effective teaching and learning.

Subject Content

  • Basic action research for practising teachers
  • An overview of learning theories
  • Views of learning from the works of Christian authors
  • Behaviourist learning theories
  • Theories of meaning and experience in learning
  • Theories from Neuroscience
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Learning Styles
  • Developing an integral approach

This course may be offered in the following formats

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Ethnographic Interview (25%)
  • Comparative Analysis (25%)
  • Classroom Research Report (50%)

Prescribed Text

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