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EEE201 - Creating Effective Learning Environments

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2014 - for continuing students only

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses D347, D351, E377 only)
Unit chair:

Shaun Rawolle



Corequisite:EEY201 or EEY304
Incompatible with:

EEE405, EXE201, EXE405

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Class and/or Seminar per week.


This unit addresses the knowledge and competencies required by teachers to plan, create and implement safe, inclusive, engaging and challenging learning environments. The unit also addresses the development of effective teacher listening and communication skills appropriate to the primary and secondary school settings. By integrating with the professional experience placement experience, EEE201 provides this broader understanding of theory and practice.


Three assessment tasks:

Task 1: Team development of a school learning & teaching policy (40%).

Task 2: Development of either a sequence of lessons or a strategy designed to create effective learning environments (30%).

Task 3: Individual reflective response in relation to the student’s professional learning (30%)

All tasks criterion referenced with a combination of tutor and peer assessment. Total of 4000 words or equivalent.

Recommended texts

Groundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R., & Le Cornu, R. 2007. Teaching. Challenges & Dilemmas. Thomson, Melbourne.

Marsh, C. 2004, Becoming a Teacher (3rd edn) Pearson, Frenchs Forrest, NSW.

Mackay, J. 2006, Coat of many pockets: managing classroom interactions, ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic 

Representative references

Arthur, M., Gordon, C. & Butterfield, N. (2003) Classroom Management: Creating positive learning environments. Thomson, Melbourne.

UNESCO. (2005) Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Education (at )

UNESCO. (2006) Education For All (at

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