Managing the K-6 Learning Environment

Description

In this course students will explore child 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 Primary 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 Primary school setting.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Relate child development theory, and student well-being and mental health research, to the management of learning;

2. Critically analyse and apply principles, policies, and practices for establishing and maintaining a productive learning environment;

3. Apply frameworks and models for understanding and responding to a range of challenging student behaviours;

4. Demonstrate effective communication skills to support classroom discussion; and

5. Demonstrate progress towards the attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards through professional experience.

Content

  • Child 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.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Assumed Knowledge

Have completed 40 units including EDUC6168

Assessment Items

Project: Projects - Classroom Management Portfolio *

Report: Professional Experience Report on performance in classrooms and eportfolio *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Project: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the placement experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Placement

Face to Face Off Campus 20 day(s) per Term

Students must pass the 20 day full time professional placement in order to pass this course.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the placement experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.