School Of Education

Positive Learning EnvironmentsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101642.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101397 - Psychology for Teaching, 100184 - Psychology for Teaching

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Education program. Students must have successfully completed an approved Child Protection workshop and prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010

About this Unit
This unit focuses on building positive learning environments, responding effectively to a range of student behaviours, and promoting student mental health and wellbeing. The complex needs of adolescent learners are explored through examining critical developmental issues in light of individual, familial, social and cultural factors that influence pre-teen and adolescent development. Current behaviour management and teacher effectiveness research are applied with an emphasis on practical skill development for beginning teachers. Teacher and school student welfare and discipline responsibilities are examined through critical analysis of school-based policies and practices, and familiarisation with key government initiatives. A case-based approach is applied throughout the unit.

1609.2Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING

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