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EEC710 - Creating Challenging Learning Environments: Engaging Students

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E665 only)
Unit chair:L Harrison




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Contact hours: This unit is taught in intensive mode with a minimum of 30 contact hours


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • theories of student learning;
  • the characteristics of effective learning environments;
  • planning for the creation of effective learning environments;
  • managing student behaviour;
  • theoretical perspectives on effective learning environments and their management;
  • communicating effectively with students and colleagues;
  • working productively in team settings;
  • developing communities of practice
  • curriculum documents (VELS), Principles of Learning and Teaching (PoLT), policies, materials and programs;
  • using information and communication technologies as supports and enhancers of student learning; and
  • appropriate preparation for school experience will be covered.


Task 1: School observation diary – reflective journal entries on aspects of teaching observed in the preliminary observation round (2500 words – 40%)

Task 2: Elaborate a set of principles you would use to structure learning environments (3000 words or equivalent – 60%)

Unit Fee Information

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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