Upon completion of the online Professional Studies in Managing Learning Environments unit through Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will be able to identify the factors that influence, create and maintain supportive learning environments for a diverse range of students.
You will also be taught to appraise different theoretical approaches to classroom management and create appropriate management plans with a range of proactive and reactive strategies.
This unit will also equip you with the skills to develop an outline of policies and practices to manage challenging situations that support effective teaching and learning.
Practical work placement
To successfully complete this unit, you must undertake a three week professional school placement in the same school as your first placement.
To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following units, or currently be enrolled in the following units; or plan to enrol in the following units to study at the same time or prior to this unit:
Introduction to Teaching
Professional Studies and Planning for Teaching
To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Areas of study
In this Professional Studies in Managing Learning Environments unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to the unit; personal experiences and beliefs regarding classroom management
Models of classroom management overview; consideration of student and contextual characteristics
Approaches reflecting greater teacher direction e.g. Behaviour modification; assertive discipline
Approaches reflecting greater student autonomy e.g. Teacher effectiveness training; democratic discipline; choice theory
Approaches reflecting shared responsibility e.g. Barrie Bennett; Bill Rogers
Challenging behaviour knowledge and skills
Cultural diversity and appropriateness of approaches
Building skills and strategies
Personal management plans bringing it all together
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Education (Primary), Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This key unit in your Bachelor of (Primary) Education will provide you with invaluable tools for managing a wide range of student behavioural issues. It will also equip you with the knowledge and strategies required to manage your classroom so that learning outcomes are achieved effectively for all students.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Professional Studies in Managing Learning Environments from Curtin University.
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Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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