Managing the 7-12 Learning Environment

Course code EDUC2195Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will explore child and adolescent development, student well-being, mental health, and their relationship to the management of learning; principles and practices for establishing a productive learning environment; and frameworks and models for understanding and responding to a range of challenging student behaviours. The course provides opportunities for pre-service Secondary teachers to analyse school policies; to plan and teach lessons using a variety of technologies and strategies; assess student learning; and to evaluate their own classroom management beliefs and practices through a full-time 20 day block of professional experience in a Secondary school setting.

This course has a compulsory full time 20-day placement.

The University of Newcastle, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and our education partners in schools and centres require that all students demonstrate a commitment to professional teaching practice by attending and engaging in lectures, tutorials and other activities provided by the university within our Teacher Education programs.

Students’ professional commitment to teaching will be assessed by a 100% attendance requirement at sessions indicated as compulsory in the course outline. These lectures are compulsory because they present information that is critical to successful completion of the placement.

Attendance will be recorded on rolls available at the entrance to lecture theatres and/or tutorial rooms. Students should ensure that they allow sufficient time to be marked as present and provide adequate identification.

Students who arrive late and leave early without prior arrangement with the course coordinator will be deemed to have not completed the attendance requirement. If students leave the activity early and fail to identify themselves a second roll will be taken upon conclusion to the activity.

If a student fails to attend a compulsory session the student is responsible for contacting course coordinator within three (3) working days to request permission to complete a supplementary assessment task. This task will cover the same information that was in the missed session. These tasks will be pass/fail only and will not include written feedback. All replacement tasks are to be submitted at least two weeks before the commencement of the placement.

Students who have not complied with any of these requirements will not be provided with a placement.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:
1. apply frameworks for understanding and interpreting professional practice;
2. reflect upon their teaching using the NSW Quality Teaching model as a professional learning tool;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the principles, policies, and practices for establishing and maintaining a productive learning environment;
4. demonstrate their attainment of graduate teacher standards through professional experience;
5. teach their subject methods using a variety of strategies and technologies; and
6. engage in the full life of school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions.
Content* Child and adolescent development, student well-being and mental health.
* Principles, policies and practices for establishing a productive learning environment that supports the positive participation of all students in the educational activities of the school.
* Frameworks and models for understanding and responding to a range of challenging student behaviours.
* Graduate Teacher Standards.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC2039 and EDST 2050/2060
TransitionStudents who have completed successfully EDUC2039 will be deemed to have completed EDUC2195 successfully.
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC1008 and EDUC2101, and a minimum of 60 credit points.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practicum
Seminar
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1 - Design and Evaluate a Lesson - Pass / Fail (1000 words - 25%)

Design and evaluate a lesson using the Quality Teaching framework.

This assessment task is a compulsory course requirement that needs to be passed in order to pass the course.
ProjectsAssignment 2 - Reflective Portfolio - Pass/Fail (1000 words - 25%)

Submit a Classroom Management Portfolio, consisting of:

1.Classroom Management Position Statement
2.Quality Teaching Reflection

This assessment task is a compulsory course requirement that needs to be passed in order to pass the course.
ReportsAssignment 3 - Professional Experience Report - Pass/Fail (2000 words - 50%)

Your Professional Experience report must evidence successful completion of 20 days of full-time, supervised professional experience as a pre-service teacher in a secondary school setting (ie. that you have made at least satisfactory progress towards achieving the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers).

This assessment task is a compulsory course requirement that needs to be passed in order to pass the course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in the following programs
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts (12214)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Bachelor of Fine Art (12217)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (12218)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Mathematics (12223)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science (12219)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Technology (12220)
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Requisite by EnrolmentMust have completed EDUC1008, EDUC1751 plus 60 units of approved program courses
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC2195