CREATING POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Incompatible subjects EDU3ECM
Equivalent subjects EDU4IIE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Solving Discipline and Classroom Management Problems, 7th Edition||Recommended||Wolfgang, C.H. (2008)||JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD.|
|Readings||The Developmental Management Approach to Classroom Behaviour||Recommended||Lewis, R. (2008)||AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH|
|Readings||Classroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments||Recommended||Lyons, 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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Melbourne, 2016, Week 04-05, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn
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.
|Task 1b) 8 short-answer responses (approximately 100 words each)||25||01, 03, 04|
|Task 1a) Online responses||10||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|