EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment (8)

This subject is part of a suite of subjects focusing on young people. This subject involves understanding learning and creating a motivating learning environment. Recognising the impact of teacher behaviour in the classroom environment is a component of this subject. 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. Students will critically review policies and school discipline policy documentation in terms of learning management.

The subject is designed to allow students to experience the support and shared responsibility of a community of learners, and to practise the skills of team work, careful reading, note taking, critical thinking and clear communication of information and argument in relation to the print and multimedia material that will resource students learning. Ormrod's ideas of meaningful learning (2008) underpin the way the classes are structured, with the use of firsthand experience (via role playing and debating) revision and explicit and transparent application of theory to practical case studies working to build a strong knowledge of theory.

Students will be encouraged to consider their own values, temperaments and principles and how these might be challenged or reinforced by the classroom management strategies they adopt.

The design of this subject ensures that it will meet the accreditation requirements of the National Professional Standards for Teachers with regard to Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments, in particular 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 4.3.1, 4.4.1. This subject provides preservice teachers with a strong understanding of: the need to create an environment of respect and rapport in their classrooms; the importance of their classrooms being a place where learning is valued and students ideas are respected; how to manage classroom activities smoothly and efficiently; how to manage student behaviour and promote student responsibility for learning; and how to assure the safety of students.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEA406. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EEA202 or EEA305 or EEA310

Incompatible Subjects

EEA202, EEA305, EEA310

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand the approaches to classroom management
  • be able to apply management strategies
  • be able to develop positive school and management ecologies
  • be able to apply management strategies to different learning contexts
  • be able to understand the differentiation between proactive and reactive strategies
  • be able to have a clear knowledge of legal requirements


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Managing the Environment for the Classroom
  • Reflective Practice
  • Behavioural Guidance
  • Structuring the classroom
  • Behaviour Models
  • Classroom Environment
  • Analysing Classroom Dynamics
  • Identifying Behaviour Problems
  • Behaviour Management
  • Classroom Management


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.