EDUC5538 Classroom Management and Student Wellbeing

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
This unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills essential for establishing and maintaining productive and safe school learning environments. This includes understanding the significance and complexity of relationships with students, parents and colleagues. The importance of teacher behaviour and communication is also a component of this unit. Contemporary legal issues and responsibilities impacting upon the classroom teacher will be evaluated. Student wellbeing in the classroom and broader school environment is also examined.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a sound understanding of the social and emotional development of adolescents; (2) investigate research evidence into motivation, engagement and classroom management; (3) demonstrate knowledge of fundamental classroom management strategies to create an effective and safe learning environment; (4) demonstrate an awareness of the legal issues that relate to the care and education of children; (5) develop effective communication that facilitates positive interactions and relationships with and between students, parents and colleagues; (6) synthesise a range of approaches to student wellbeing in the classroom and school environment; and (7) design a plan for strengthening student wellbeing and resilience.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional practice plan; (2) test case study of teacher legal responsibilities; and (3) wellbeing case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professional practice plan, test case study of teacher legal responsibilities, and wellbeing case study components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ken Glasgow
Contact hours
30 contact hours. Further information is available in the unit outline.
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