Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Classroom management is an important issue for many primary and secondary school administrators, teachers, parents and pupils and is an area in which there is considerable official and public interest. Students taking this subject evaluate a range of approaches suitable for preventing or handling inappropriate pupil behaviour. Opportunities are provided for students to learn techniques recommended by some of these approaches. Issues surrounding the development of a school classroom management policy are discussed and students develop skills in the development of targeted behaviour management plans.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaye Harris

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4CSD

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBuilding classroom disciplineRecommendedCharles, C. (2005)8TH ED, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON EDUCATION/ALLEN & BACON
ReadingsClassroom management: creating positive learning environmentsRecommendedLyons, G., Ford, M. & Arthur-Kelly, M. (2011)3RD ED, SOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsDiscipline dilemmaRecommendedLewis, R.2ND EDN, ACER, 1997.
ReadingsEngagement: inclusive classroom managementRecommendedBrady, L. & Scully, A. (2005)FRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON/PRENTICE-HALL
ReadingsLearning for teaching: teaching for learningRecommendedWhitton, D. et al (2010)2ND ED, SOUTH MELBOURNE, CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsTeaching: making a differenceRecommendedChurchill, R. et al (2012)2ND ED, MILTON, QLD: JOHN WILEY AND SONS
ReadingsYou know the fair rule and much more: strategies for making the hard job of discipline in school easier (Rev. edition)RecommendedRogers, W.MELBOURNE: ACER, 1998.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Week 07-26, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaye Harris

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"Directed online learning."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 07 - 07
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 07 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."


Assessment elementComments%
Behaviour management plan (equivalent to 3500 words)70
Two case studies (equivalent to 2 * 500 words)30