Managing the K-6 Learning Environment
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. Professional Experience: This course has a compulsory full time 20 day professional experience component. The University of Newcastle, the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards, 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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
Semester 2 - 2014
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected 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.
|Assumed Knowledge||A minimum of 40 units of study in Education at 6000 Level, consisting of EDUC6735, EDUC6738, EDUC6739 and EDUC6761.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6762|