EDFD220 Teaching and Managing Learning Environments
In this unit preservice teachers will address the complexities of teacher performance, classroom management strategies, curriculum planning processes, teaching strategies and social contexts that inform learning environments. The unit will build upon and investigate theoretical perspectives of teaching practice and implementation to establish and maintain effective learning environments. Preservice teachers will develop a critical understanding of approaches to teaching and learning through engaging with research, scholarship and school-based professional experience. They will identify and evaluate issues relating to their safe and ethical use and develop web-based learning resources. The implementation of communication and interpersonal skills will be addressed within various early childhood settings, school, classroom and community contexts. Through different experiences of teaching practice, preservice teachers will develop an understanding of pedagogy with particular reference to the importance of creating quality learning environments.