EEA310 Managing the Learning Environment (8)


This subject is part of a suite of subjects that assists student teachers to manage the learning environment and student behaviour. This involves understanding children's learning and motivation; recognising the impact of teacher behaviour and response on the classroom environment, and applying theory to practice in classroom settings. Students will critically review policies and school discipline policy documentation in terms of learning management. The importance of relationships within the classroom, of addressing management issues and of developing critical thinking around available resources and programs will be integral to student learning.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEA310
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLFaculty of Arts and Education

Enrolment restrictions

Entry into the Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Primary)(Honours), Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (PDHPE) and the Bachelor of Education (TAS) programs or as determined by the course coordinator.
Incompatible subject(s)
EED313 EPT202 EPT212

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
-recognise and understand the relevance of a wide variety of theoretical models and approaches to classroom and behaviour management, and reflect on their application;
-apply theory and practice to classroom and individual management situations, including goal setting with students, questioning and listening;
-develop positive school and classroom ecologies with reference to physical, social and emotional development;
-apply a variety of classroom management strategies in different learning contexts;
-understand key policy documents, resources, personal and referral agencies that assist teachers to create effective learning environments;
-differentiate between proactive and reactive strategies of classroom management.


The subject will cover the following topics:
-Examining behaviour management policy and legislation. -Behavioural ecology and a relationships approach utilising grouping. -Curriculum and classroom management: Proactive and reactive approaches. -Practical strategies for diverse learners. -Instructional strategies for effective classrooms. -Interpersonal communication skills including communication about goals, questioning, listening and relevant discussion with a range of stakeholders. -Various approaches to classroom management and discipline taking into account cultural, social, ethnic and religious diversity of students. -Integrating theoretical perspectives of classroom management. -Classroom and whole school behaviour management policies considering appropriate levels of cultural, social and emotional development. -Identify and address bullying.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.