EDU701 Education and Human Development
Associate Prof. Dr. Ros Aizan Yahaya
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Selected articles from academic journals.
This course discusses the philosophy and foundation of human development and education. Issues that will be covered include life-long learning, gender, globalization, inclusive education, poverty and children at risk, sexuality education, social and emotional literacy. The focus of the course is to examine the past and the present strengths and weaknesses developed and implemented locally and internationally, pertaining to the above issues, in order to generate better trends for the future. This course is relevant for all education students pursuing studies at the master’s level as it exposes the students to educational issues which are relevant to them regardless of their respective field of education. The learners should expect a lot of independent reading, class discussions and group study.
The mode of delivery will be lectures, seminars, group discussions, case study/problem-based learning and presentations.
Upon completion of EDU 701 a student will be able to:
discuss the relationship between education and human development. •
analyze the interacting contributions of biology and environment to the developing human beings. •
analyze the impact of national policies on education and human development. •
evaluate the impact of education in nation building.
discuss current issues in national and international education.
Seminar & Presentation (individual) (S&P)
Case Study / PBL (Group)
Quiz (Individual) (Q)
Project (Final Assessment – Individual) (FA)
Subject knowledge and skills
Thinking and scientific skills
Social skills, teamwork and responsibilities
Values, ethics, moral and professionalism
Information management and lifelong learning
Management and entrepreneurship
S&P & FA
PBL & S&P
S&P, FA, PBL
Communication Skills (CS)
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills (CTPS)
Life-long learning and informational Management (LLIM)
Team work (TS)
Professional Ethics and Moral (EM)
What is education and why education is essential for human life 2.
Recent theoretical perspectives in human development: information processing; Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory; Erikson’s social cognitive theory and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system. 3.
Education and national development: The Way Forward – the Vision 2020 and strategies of education in Malaysia. 4.
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