|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following: UCTS or BEDU or BSED or MOLT (Secondary)
Pre-requisite: BEDU and BSED Only - ESP1200 or EDC1400
Classroom management is a priority of initial teacher education in Australia. In this course, pre-service teachers are required to develop an understanding of the key ideas in relation to creating and maintaining supportive and safe learning environments that facilitate learners’ self-regulation in the secondary school context. Positioned in the second year of the program, the learning in this course takes advantage of pre-service teachers' developing knowledge about classroom management in practice accruing from prior and current Professional Experience placements. Pre-service teachers will engage in a range of learning experiences that build competencies in classroom management to enhance the continuity of teaching and learning.
The aim of this pre-service course is to enhance teacher efficacy in the contemporary secondary classroom. This course defines the classroom as a site for facilitating learning and teaching and, in the process, provides opportunities for learners to take personal responsibility for their learning and behaviour. The course begins by focusing on relevant classroom management theories that inform teaching practice. It investigates teachers' effective relational skills and explores the significance of interrelationships with adolescences and young adults within the school community. The course also establishes the need for positive learning environments and proactive teaching in order to promote learners' self- regulation and wellbeing. Attention is directed to the key elements of behaviour management: clear expectations, timely acknowledgement and appropriate correction. The course provides practical approaches for coping with challenging behaviours and fostering adapted behaviours that are socially acceptable within the learning and teaching context. Pre-service teachers will gain a clear understanding of the significance of the function of school behaviour plans for informing effective classroom practice.