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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Introduces foundation concepts of classroom and behaviour management, with a focus on creating a quality learning environment. Considers aspects of proactive classroom management such as student engagement and motivation through establishing productive relationships, planning relevant curricula and effective pedagogy. Pedagogical approaches to student welfare and discipline will be explored.

Unit content

Creating a quality learning environment

  • Introduction to the profession and the School of Education
  • Overview of significant educational theorists e.g. Dewey, Schön, Freire
  • The significance of school culture and a quality learning environment

Understanding and motivating students

  • Student engagement
  • Teaching as an act of research
  • Creative classrooms

Managing student behaviour

  • The impact of effective curriculum and pedagogy on student behaviour
  • The importance of developing productive relationships with students
  • Student welfare and discipline: Principles and practices

Orientation to the Profession School Experience

  • Mandatory policies and requirements
  • 15 Days Orientation to the Profession School Experience

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate a research based understanding and knowledge of the pedagogy for effective educational practice
2 Demonstrate an awareness of the need for student safety and support within professional frameworks
3 Identify and apply proactive and inclusive strategies to encourage and support student engagement and behaviour including diverse groups of learners such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, migrants and students from non-English speaking backgrounds
4 Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
5 Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a research based understanding and knowledge of the pedagogy for effective educational practice
    • GA3:
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the need for student safety and support within professional frameworks
    • GA3:
  3. Identify and apply proactive and inclusive strategies to encourage and support student engagement and behaviour including diverse groups of learners such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, migrants and students from non-English speaking backgrounds
    • GA7:
  4. Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
    • GA2:
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.