The Adolescent Learning Environment
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.
- Semester 1 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Relate child and adolescent 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 a productive learning environment;
3. Evaluate their classroom management beliefs and practices in the light of theory and professional experience;
4. Apply frameworks and models for understanding and responding to a range of challenging student behaviours; and
5. Demonstrate progress towards the attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards.
- 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.
Students must be active in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) (11715), have completed 30 units including successful completion of EDUC6771 to enrol in this course.
have completed 30 units
Written Assignment: Classroom Management Position Statement
Portfolio: Reflective Portfolio
Report: Professional Experience Report
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.
- 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.