EDC2100 Supportive Learning Environments: Cultivating Effective Classrooms
|Short Description:||Supportive Learn Environments|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070100 - Teacher Education|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||22 February 2019|
Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH or MOLT (Primary)
Co-requisite: BEDU (Primary) Only - EDP2111
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
The aim of this pre-service course is to enhance teacher efficacy in the contemporary primary classroom. The course defines the classroom, as the environment that affords teaching and learning. The introduction focuses on the links among relevant classroom management theories to inform practice. Investigation of a teachers' effective relational skills and the significance of interrelationships in a school community are explored. Current practice advocates for the establishment of positive environments and proactive teaching and learning to promote learners' self-regulation and wellbeing. Attention is given to effective teacher practice and specifically to the key elements of behaviour management: clear expectations, timely acknowledgement and appropriate correction. The course provides practical approaches to responding to challenging behaviours by identifying the causes and developing behaviour plans to support learners. A clear understanding of the function of school behaviour plans and how they inform teachers is addressed.