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EDF2551

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Umesh Sharma & Dr Andrea Reupert

Synopsis

This unit will focus on how to create positive classroom and school environments, that engage all learners, including those with diverse needs. Students will learn how learner behaviour, teacher behaviour, the curriculum, and teaching strategies interact and can influence each other. Students will understand the value of using evidence based practices in creating engaging classroom environments for all learners. A key focus will be learning some of the fundamental research based strategies that can be used in creating engaging classrooms for all learners, including those with diverse needs. The need to collaborate with colleagues and parents in creating engaging classrooms for all will also be discussed.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify factors necessary for creating engaging classrooms for all learners, including those with diverse needs,
  2. critically examine significant research that can be used by educators to create engaging classroom environments,
  3. learn about theories and strategies that can be used to create engaging classrooms for all, and
  4. understand the need to collaborate with parents and other stakeholders in creating engaging classrooms.

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Research essay; (2000 words, 50%); and Assessment Task 2: Classroom engagement plan; (2000 word equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Contact 2 hrs/week; private study 10 hrs/week