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EXE201 - 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):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For continuing students enrolled in courses E377, E359, D344, D347 and D389 only – students commencing 2007 or later should take unit EEE201 or EEE307 (for E359 students))
Unit chair:

Shaun Rawolle





Incompatible with:

EEE201, EXE405

Contact hours: 3 hours of class and/or seminar per week


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 teaching placement experience, EXE201 provides a 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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