This subject provides an overview of theoretical perspectives on human learning including behaviourism, humanism, constructivism and cognitivism, from historical and current perspectives. Each set of theoretical assumptions is evaluated based on scientific evidence and explored in terms of practical applications to promote learning in educational environments with a specific focus on the underlying principles of inclusive education and social justice, including effective preparation of all students to transition effectively as productive members of society. Current Australian and international education and human rights policies are reviewed with the aim of equipping educators with the awareness, knowledge and skills to support appropriate education for all students utilising a student/family centred, strength based approach. The theoretical foundations are built upon with learning opportunities to develop competencies in all aspects of inclusive education.
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