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EDM5007 Cultivating Supportive Learning Environments

Short Description: Cultivating Support Learn Env
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MELT or MPLT or MSLT
Enrolment is not permitted in EDM5007 if EDC2100 or ESB2100 has been previously completed


The aim of this preservice course is to enhance teacher efficacy and identity in contemporary learning environments. Current teaching practice advocates for the establishment of supportive inclusive environments and proactive differentiated teaching and learning strategies to promote learners' development, participation, engagement, wellbeing and safety.

The introduction focuses on the connections between relevant legislative, administrative, organisational policies and processes, codes of ethics and conduct and how they are founded on the physical, social and intellectual development of learners. Supportive behaviour theories and research into how students learn are critically reflected upon to inform differentiated teaching strategies to meet specific learning needs across the full range of abilities, including the strengths and needs of learners from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds and the participation and learning of learners with disability. Investigation and analysis of a teachers' effective relational skills and the significance of verbal and non-verbal communication and practical approaches to responding to challenging behaviours occur by identifying the causes and developing context specific and inclusive behaviour plans to support learners. Strategies for working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with parents/carers and engagement with external professionals and community representatives are explored to broaden teachers' professional knowledge and practice. The components and strategies that support learners' wellbeing and safety within centre/school/system, curriculum and legislative requirements will be appraised with an understanding of the relevant issues and strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching. The course provides an understanding that it is only when learners feel safe, secure and supported, with a sense of agency that they are able to grow and develop as confident learners with a strong sense of identity.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 30 November 2021