The Adolescent Learning Environment

Course code EDUC6772Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity 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.
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)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC6771
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Practicum
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2 - Pass/Fail: Professional Reflections - 1000 words

Assignment must be passed to pass the course
ProjectsAssignment 1 - Pass/Fail: Classroom Management Portfolio - 1000 words

Assignment must be passed to pass the course
ReportsAssignment 3 - Pass/Fail: Professional Experience report - 2000 words

Assignment must be passed 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
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS - Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS - Safety Induction or Risk Assessment
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6772