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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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- develop a repertoire of research-based strategies that support all children’s participation in learning
- 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 families
- design a supportive learning environment that fosters all children’s learning and relationships
- 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 (50%)
- Design and Rationale Package (50%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Classroom Management: Engaging Students in Learning, 3rd ed.
Young Children's Behaviours: Practical Approaches for Caregivers and Teachers, 4th ed.