EEA202 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.

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Session 1
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusDubbo Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

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

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)

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, such as those involving young people in the early years of school and those in the middle years of school;
  • understand the effective differentiate between proactive and reactive strategies of classroom management;
  • have a clear knowledge of the legal and practical requirements designed to ensure student and teacher safety in the classroom.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Behavioural ecology and a relationships approach utilising grouping.
  • Curriculum and classroom management: Proactive and reactive approaches.
  • Practical strategies for diverse learners.
  • 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 behavioural guidance.
  • Classroom and whole school behaviour management policies considering appropriate levels of cultural, social and emotional development.
  • Legislative requirements for safety, including risk management of students with behavioural disorders and mandatory reporting.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.