Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to the Unit; Reflection on your first professional experience
    • Some classroom management theories
    • The responsible thing process model & The positive behaviour leadership model
    • Relationships & communication theory
    • Classroom organisation
    • Interventions based on theories
    • Theory into practice
    • Reflection on professional placement
    • Stories from the field
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - eTest (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - Prof Placement - Pass/Fail (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - ePortfolio (50%)
  • Assignment 4 - Essay (35%)

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

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • CUR-EDP220

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)

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Placement

This subject 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 subject, 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 subject is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the subject.

To view the Practicum Calendar, please see below:

EDP223 and EDP226 Placement Calendar 2018 (PDF, 25KB)

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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