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Unit details

EEE405 - Creating Effective Learning Environments

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2010- for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses E356P, E365, E455, E460 only)
Unit chair:TBA


Incompatible with:

EEE201, EEE307, EXE201, EXE405

Contact hours: Campus based students: Minimum 3 hours of contact per week (class/seminar)


This unit addresses the knowledge and competencies required by teachers to plan, create and implement safe, inclusive, supportive, 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 practicum experience, EEE405 provides a broader understanding of theory and practice.


Three assessment tasks:

Task 1: Team development of a school Learning and 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

Waurn Ponds (Geelong):

Whitton, D., Sinclair, C., Barker, K., Nanlohy, P. & Nosworthyt, M. 2004. Learning for Teaching: Teaching for Learning, Thomson, Melbourne.

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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