The Adolescent Learning Environment

Course code EDUC6772
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

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.

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC6771

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Classroom Management Position Statement

Portfolio: Reflective Portfolio

Report: Professional Experience Report

Compulsory Requirements

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

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 10 hour(s) per Term

Practicum 20 Days full time is required to pass this course. First lecture stream and tutorial stream focus on "Adolescent Learning Environment". Second lecture stream focuses on "Professional Preparation" for professional experience placement.

Practicum

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

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term