EEL414 Creating and Maintaining Supportive Learning Environments (8)


In this subject students will apply their knowledge of maintaining positive learning environments and the theoretical models that inform management and policy development. They will identify key issues and needs in early childhood and primary settings, consider how these can be addressed, and synthesise instructional approaches for the specific learning environment. Students will focus on using and engaging with positive teaching and learning approaches to improve and support their practice. They will build a personal philosophy of management and demonstrate their understanding of the theories that inform the creation of supportive learning environments through the development of a learning environment plan, completion of weekly content assessment and a policy critique.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)
EEA202 EEA305 EEA306 EEA310

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the positive management strategies utilised in different settings after participating in discussions and activities informed by practicum experiences
  • know when and how reactive management strategies are used in various educational settings
  • have engaged with the major aspects of a sound discipline policy and positive guidance policy and be able to provide a critique of a policy
  • be able to refer to theory to inform policy when creating a positive learning environment


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Proactive and reactive management strategies
  • Setting and behavioural ecology
  • Managing the environment through curriculum and activity design
  • Instructional strategies for effective settings
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Approaches to management for multiple contexts
  • Practical strategies for diverse learners
  • Integrating theoretical perspectives of management
  • Behaviour and positive guidance policies


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.