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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Positive Learning Environments: An Introduction
    • Promoting secure and respectful relationships
    • Perspectives about behaviour
    • Proactive approaches
    • Creating safe environments for children to be known and valued
    • Facilitating active, meaningful and challenging learning - Part A
    • Facilitating active, meaningful and challenging learning - Part B
    • Creating a Welcoming Space
    • Exploring Diversity
    • Honouring Diversity
    • Developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with families
    • Developing a personal philosophy for guiding behaviour
    • Reflection and review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. develop a repertoire of research-based strategies that support all children’s participation in learning
  2. examine and evaluate ways in which children’s health and wellbeing can be maintained in educational settings
  3. appraise a range of strategies designed to manage challenging behaviours that respect children’s rights and align with professional ethics and responsibilities
  4. develop strategies for establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with families
  5. design a supportive learning environment that fosters all children’s learning and relationships.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Design and Rationale Package (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject focuses on creating and maintaining supportive, inclusive and welcoming learning environments. It explores positive and effective strategies for helping children manage their own behaviour, including ways in which the physical environment can be optimised for children’s learning, wellbeing and safety. Strategies for building and maintaining relationships with and between children will be explored. In addition, pre-service teachers will learn professional and respectful ways to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with families in the educative process.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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