EDUC6762

Managing the K-6 Learning Environment

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this 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.
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 *
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Practicum: for 120 hour(s) per Term (20 day full time professional experience component.)
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Requisites
  • Course Assessment Requirements:: 1. Project: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Pre-Placement Requirements:: 1. Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6762

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