Managing the K-6 Learning Environment

Course code EDUC6762
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

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 Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Requisites

Students must have completed a minimum of 40 units of study in Education at 6000 Level.

Assumed Knowledge

A minimum of 40 units of study in Education at 6000 Level, consisting of EDUC6735, EDUC6738, EDUC6739 and EDUC6761.

Assessment Items

Project: Projects - Classroom Management Portfolio *

Report: Professional Experience Reflections Report

Report: Professional Placement Report *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
  • WHS Requirement - Students must complete a Workplace Safety Induction or Risk Assessment.

Contact Hours

Lecture

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

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 120 hour(s) per Term

20 day full time professional experience component.

Tutorial

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