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Creating and Managing Effective Learning Environments (EDN358)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external
Description This unit focuses on ways of enhancing the learning of all students by examining the cognitive, emotional, social and behavioural factors which impact on the ecology of inclusive learning environments. It considers whole school, community, classroom and individual teaching and learning adjustments to meet diverse student needs. The unit includes lectures run by invited speakers (community agents, mental health professionals, and in-service teachers) allowing students to reflect upon the complexities involved in creating and managing effective learning environments in real settings.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate increased awareness of the range of motivational, emotional, social and behavioural factors relevant to the creation of effective learning environments
2. Analyse situations and select appropriate strategies for creating cognitively challenging and emotionally safe learning settings to meet the diverse needs of students
3. Become familiar with specific strategies to manage classroom activities and student behaviour with a focus on preventative strategies
4. Understand the relevant legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required for teachers according to school stage
5. Reflect on learning within the Unit to develop a classroom management plan
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week,
Unit Learning Experiences The unit combines lectures with interactive workshops that include group activities, collective and individual reflections, case-based or video-based discussions of practice, discussion of readings, and role-play.
Assessment Assignment 1 (30%): Students research classroom management strategies and reflect upon how these ideas and practices connect with their beliefs and learning in the unit. Aligned to Learning Objective 1.
Assignment 2 (40%): Students are asked to develop a classroom management plan with a focus on proactive and intervention strategies. Aligned to Learning Objectives 2 & 3.
Exam (30%): Covers critical unit content in the form of a closed-book 3 essay-type question exam. Aligned to all 4 Learning Objectives.
Students should expect quantitative feedback as well as qualitative comments on their work with a focus on specific areas of improvement
Prerequisites Co-enrolment in, or successful completion of, EDN221 Learning and Teaching or EDU245 Learning and Assessment Processes or equivalent. Students without the prerequisite should consult the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN422 Creating Effective Learning Environments cannot take this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Advanced Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Human Biology Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Chemistry Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Earth and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
English Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Geography and Economics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
History (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Politics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2014]
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
EDN358
Mrs Tiffany Banner
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2527
e: T.Banner@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.013 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
EDN358

MURDOCH: S1E-External
MURDOCH: S1E-Internal
Mrs Tiffany Banner
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2527
e: T.Banner@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.013 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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