edu4cpl creating positive learning env




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students focus on the role the teacher plays in facilitating a productive classroom environment, specifically classroom management. Students will evaluate a range of theoretical approaches suitable for avoiding or handling inappropriate student behaviour with the aim of developing student responsibility, rather than obedience. Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques recommended by some of these approaches. Research examining the factors inhibiting teachers from implementing best practice will be examined, as will the areas of teacher stress and coping. Students will encounter and consider a range of theoretical and practical issues from an historical and current perspective.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRamon Lewis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects EDU3ECM

Equivalent subjects EDU4IIE

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSolving Discipline and Classroom Management Problems, 7th EditionRecommendedWolfgang, C.H. (2008)JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD.
ReadingsThe Developmental Management Approach to Classroom BehaviourRecommendedLewis, R. (2008)AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 05-07, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRamon Lewis

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 05 - 05
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 05 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
8 short-answer responses (approximately 100 words each)20
Online responses5
one 3000-word essay75