6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit focuses on how to create positive classroom and school environments that engage all learners, including those with disabilities. Students learn how learner behaviour, teacher behaviour, the curriculum and teaching strategies interact and can influence each other. Students explore the value of using evidence-based practices in creating engaging classroom environments for all learners. A key focus is learning some of the fundamental research based strategies that can be used in creating engaging classrooms for all learners, including those with disabilities. The need to collaborate with colleagues and parents in creating engaging classrooms for all is also discussed.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- identify factors necessary for creating engaging classrooms for all learners, including those with disabilities
- critically examine significant research that can be used by educators to create engaging classroom environments
- learn about theories and strategies that can be used to create engaging classrooms for all
- understand the need to collaborate with parents and other stakeholders in creating engaging classrooms.
Research essay (2000 words, 50%)
Classroom engagement plan (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- 2 hours per week
- Additional requirements:
- 10 hours of independent study per week
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