Professional Studies in Managing Learning Environments - 2017

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Unit summary

EDP226

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (35%) , Portfolio - ePortfolio (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,543.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,793.00

This unit will focus on participation, engagement, safety and wellbeing of primary school students. Different approaches and strategies for the prevention of and positive response to typical behavioural issues will be appraised. Pre-service teachers will examine policies and practices to manage challenging situations and develop a management plan.

In this unit, skills and knowledge will be applied in a three week professional school placement. Pre-service teachers will have the three-week block placement in the same school as the first placement. The focus for this professional experience is creating and managing a positive learning environment.

Passing this unit is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the unit.

Below is the 2017 Placement Calendar for reference:

EDP223 and EDP226 Placement Calendar 2017 (PDF, 25KB)

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe the factors that influence the creation and maintenance of supportive and safe learning environments for diverse students and for staff
  2. appraise different theoretical approaches to classroom management
  3. create a personal management plan that synthesises and explains a range of ideas for developing and implementing proactive and reactive management strategies in diverse contexts
  4. develop an outline of policies and practices to manage challenging situations
  5. demonstrate skills in creating and managing positive learning environments in a classroom setting that support effective teaching and learning.
  • Essay (35%)
  • Portfolio — ePortfolio (50%)
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail
  • Test — eTest (15%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • EDP220 — Behaviour Management

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access
  • Includes Placement
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to the Unit; Reflection on your first professional experience
2Some classroom management theories
3The responsible thing process model & The positive behaviour leadership model
4Relationships & communication theory
5Classroom organisation
6Interventions based on theories
7Theory into practice
8Reflection on professional placement
9Stories from the field

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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