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)
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.
Requisites
  • successfully completed 70 units
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6762.
Assumed Knowledge have completed 70 units including EDUC6168, EDUC6738 and EDUC6739.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Projects - Classroom Management Portfolio *
  • Report: Professional Placement Report *
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the practicum experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.)
  • Practicum: for 120 hour(s) per Term (20 day full time professional experience component.)
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the practicum experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.)
Compulsory Requirements
  • General Course Requirements: 1. Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. 2. Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. 2. Project: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Pre-Placement Requirements: 1. Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training. 2. Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training. 3. Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6762
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