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-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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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
ReadingsClassroom Management: Creating Positive Learning EnvironmentsRecommendedLyons, G., Ford, M., Slee, J. (Eds) (2014)CENGAGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate the literature and research focussed on the theory and practice of classroom management and analyse the implications for your own classroom practice.


02. Critically evaluate the research literature focussed on the effectiveness of various models of classroom management and analyse the implications for your own classroom practice.


03. Coherently explain and compare a range of theories of behaviour management concepts.


04. Identify, critique and justify a set of skills associated with the effective implementation of classroom management.


05. Cooperate and participate in collaborative learning experiences both online and in class and provide meaningful input and reflection.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Week 04-05, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 04 - 04
Four 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 04 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Task 1b) 8 short-answer responses (approximately 100 words each)25 01, 03, 04
Task 1a) Online responses10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Task 2c) Creating and sustaining a positive and safe learning environment (1000 words equivalence)20 01, 02, 04, 05
Task 2a) Collaborative Behaviour Management Planning Matrix (500 words equivalence)10
Task 2b) Classroom Management Plan (2000 words equivalence)35