MANAGING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

EDU2MLE

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students refine their understanding of classroom practice and develop teaching strategies to manage a range of learning environments effectively. Students undertake 15 days of supervised teaching placement and the accompanying program informs students' professional school experiences. Students conduct critical and sustained reflection and evaluation in relation to several related and vital areas. These include: lesson planning/preparation; alternative instructional/management approaches; the development of productive working relationships in the classroom; theoretical positions directly related to successfully managing diverse classrooms; strategies for involving, and working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with parents/carers; and the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive classroom mangement plan.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1ITP and EDU1ILT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClassroom management: Engaging students in learning.RecommendedMcDonald, T. (2010)MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsEducational psychology: For learning and teachingRecommendedKrause, K. L., Bochner, S., Duchesne. S. & McMaugh. A. (2010)MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a progressively more refined understanding of developmental, learning and classroom management models and theories.

Activities:
1. Workshop Journal: Tasks that blend independent online and class based group activities. 2. Workshop Lectures: Presentations on developmental, learning and classroom management models and theories. 3. Practicum: Practicum based tasks related to goal setting, lesson planning and critical reflection on practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Demonstrate a progressively more refined repertoire of classroom management skills that includes involving and working with parents through research, teaching practice, observation and critical reflection.

Activities:
1. Practicum: Teaching practice, mentorship, and tasks related to goal setting, lesson planning and critical reflection on practice. 2. Workshop Lectures: Presentations on classroom management models and theories. 3. The development of a Classroom Management Plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Develop a comprehensive and integrated approach to classroom management, based upon sound models, suited to your teaching style and adaptable across a range of learning environments.

Activities:
1. Workshop Journal tasks related to classroom management models and theories 2. Workshop Lectures on classroom management models and theories. 3. The development of a Classroom Management Plan.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Develop a classroom management plan that supports your current pedagogical philosophy.

Activities:
1. Workshop Journal tasks related to the development of a Classroom Management Plan. 2. Workshop Lectures related to the development of a Classroom management Plan. 3. Practicum and practicum based tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"PLUS ONE HOUR OF ONLINE LEARNING PER WEEK OF SEMESTER"

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Development of a Classroom Management Plan40 02, 03, 04
Practicum Performance & Journal (as assessed by supervisors'& visiting Lecturer reports)Hurdle requirement - 15 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.30 01, 02, 04
Workshop Journal30 01, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 20
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 20
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Development of a Classroom Management Plan40 02, 03, 04
Practicum Performance & Journal (as assessed by supervisors'& visiting Lecturer reports)Hurdle requirement - 15 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.30 01, 02, 04
Workshop Journal30 01, 03, 04