Developing Positive Learning Environments
Learn how to create and maintain environments that fosters children’s learning and relationships. Examine health and wellbeing, challenging behaviours, children’s rights, professional ethics and maintaining partnerships with families and community.
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- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- examine and evaluate ways in which children's health and wellbeing can be maintained in educational settings
- appraise a range of strategies designed to manage challenging behaviours that respect children's rights and align with professional ethics and responsibilities
- develop strategies for establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with children and their families
- develop a repertoire of research-based strategies that support all children's participation in learning
- demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity
- 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
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements - Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
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.
- Essay on educators, environment and behaviour (50%)
- Design a learning environment, including a rationale (50%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
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Young Children's Behaviours: Practical Approaches for Caregivers and Teachers
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.