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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4CSD

Special conditionsN/A


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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students develop an understanding of the causes of student behaviour and misbehaviour.

Students attend an interactive full-day workshop at the intensive and engage reflectively will all material in the learning modules. Students respond reflectively to material in the learning modules.

02. Students engage with a range of strategies and management options for students across all years of learning.

Students engage with a range of strategies and management options for students across all years of learning.

03. Students consider management options for creating and managing a safe learning environment

Students construct a management plan for a classroom context using a given online pro-forma.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 20-39, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 22 - 22
One 6.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 20 - 39
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 39 and delivered via online.
"Directed Online Learning"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Task 1a) Analytical response to video case studies (1000 words) 20 01, 02
Task 1b) Collaborative behaviour management planning matrix (500 words equivalence)10 03
Task 1c) Classroom Management Plan (750 words equivalence)10 01, 03
Task 1d) Analytical Reflection on Classroom Management during Placement (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03
Task 2 Multi-media presentation: creating a positive learning environment (3000 words equivalence)40 01, 02, 03