Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Primary Professional Experience 2: Leadership and Stewardship for Diverse Learners
Learn to lead the way for students with diverse backgrounds and needs through both theory, and placement in a classroom. Get to know what it takes to create a safe, supportive learning environment, and how to maintain this through challenges.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- appraise the progression on developing evidence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in a prepared digital professional portfolio
- develop strategies to support the well-being and safety of students that are cognisant of their diverse natures, backgrounds and needs; and work within school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements
- examine the interconnected relationships and roles of teachers, students, parent/carer(s), schools, communities and professional networks in education; and effective communication strategies with these stakeholders
- design a positive learning plan that synthesises philosophy, theory and practical strategies in relation to leadership and stewardship of the learning environment to support the wellbeing and developing agency of diverse learners
- develop professional practices, knowledge and skills that support effective learning and teaching through the maintenance of positive learning environments that are designed to support the needs, wellbeing and developing agency of diverse students.
- Unit orientation; Professional Experience reflection; Introduction to Positive Learning Framework for Classroom Management
- Theories and models of classroom management; Behaviourist and Cognitive approaches
- Psychoeducational approaches
- Social justice approaches; Restorative practice and resilience
- Proactive strategies: Teacher Behaviour and connecting with students
- Developing safe, supportive and accountable learning environments
- Creating a personal learning management plan
- Re-engaging the disengaged learner
- Diverse needs of learners
- Engaging the stakeholders
- Teaching Performance Assessment: Analysing teaching practice
- Professional experience placement preparation
- Review and Reflection
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
- CUR-EDP226-Professional Studies in Managing Learning Environments (No longer available)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- Placement requirements - This subject includes a 3-week professional experience placement in a school. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block.
- Other requirements -
Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement.
This is the second in the suite of professional experience subjects and includes both a theory and a practical component (a placement in a school). This subject positions the educator within relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders. It focuses on the educator’s role in creating, leading and maintaining a positive learning framework; being accountable for creating safe, supportive learning environments for diverse groups of learners; and communicating effectively with stakeholders. Emphasis is placed on proactive teacher behaviour aimed at motivating and engaging all learners while meeting individual student needs, and supporting their wellbeing and developing agency. The subject will examine theories, policies and practices relating to classroom management and stewardship that includes managing challenging situations. The professional experience practical assessment is a 3 week full-time block placement intended to enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained, along with providing further insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role. All required clearances to work with children must be obtained and valid, along with completing the mandatory reporting training, and meeting all other professional experience requirements. Both theory and practical components must be passed in order to pass the subject.
To view the Professional Experience Calendar, please see below:
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.
- Professional Task (50%)
- Positive Learning Plan (50%)
- Professional Experience Placement (Pass/Fail%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Classroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments, 4th ed.
Lyons G. and Ford M.