Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Classroom management is an important issue for many school administrators, teachers, parents and pupils. Students will consider theoretical and practical issues that are likely to impact on their role as teaching professionals from an historical and current perspective. The roles of teachers will be interrogated via personal experience, current popular culture and the work of various educational theorists. We consider the extent to which classroom discipline is an area of interest or concern to members of the school community and then evaluate a range of theoretical approaches suitable for avoiding or handling inappropriate student behaviour. Issues surrounding the development of a school discipline policy will be discussed and in this context, the acceptability to school administrators, parents, teachers, and pupils of alternative approaches to discipline will be investigated. Students will undertake 20 days of practicum in an education setting as part of this subject.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRamon Lewis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2EOE. Only available to students enrolled in one of the following degrees: EBTP - Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), EBTS - Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), EBTOCE - Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education), EBOCE - Bachelor of Outreach and Community Education.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDemocratic schooling: theory to guide educational practice,RecommendedPearl, A. and Knight, A.HAMPTON PRESS 1998
ReadingsDiscipline dilemma,RecommendedLewis, R.2ND EDN, ACER 1997
ReadingsThe developmental management approach to classroom behaviour: responding to individual needs,RecommendedLewis, R.ACER 2008

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 32-44, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRamon Lewis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 32 - 44
Four 5.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
As a group, develop and present a classroom management issue (1000 words equivalent)20
Essay (1500 words)30
Practicum performance (as assessed by supervisor's reports,Hurdle requirement: Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards in the practicum are required to pass this subject.50