EDUC6772

The Adolescent Learning Environment

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Classroom Management Position Statement
  • Portfolio: Reflective Portfolio
  • Report: Professional Experience Report

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting week 1
Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the placement experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Placement

Face to Face Off Campus 20 day(s) per Term starting week 10
Students must pass the 20 day full time professional placement in order to pass this course.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting week 1
Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the placement experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Compulsory Requirements
  • General Course Requirements: 1. Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. 2. Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • 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 - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.
Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for EDUC6772
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