CREATING POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

EDU4CPL

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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-ordinatorMargaret J Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EDU3ECM, EDU5MLE, EDU3ILE

Equivalent subjects EDU4IIE

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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
ReadingsHow to Plan for Development and Behaviour ManagementRecommendedCope, B.PEARSON

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.

Activities:
Students attend an interactive full-day workshop at the intensive and engage reflectively will all material in the learning modules.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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.

Activities:
Students attend an interactive full-day workshop at the intensive and engage reflectively will all material in the learning modules.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Students respond reflectively to material in the learning modules.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Students respond reflectively to material in the learning modules.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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