ETP200 - Classroom Relationships


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Melbourne (Burwood), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Julie Arnold (Melbourne Burwood)

Di Toe (Geelong Waurn Ponds)


ETP101 and ETP102


Must be enrolled in course E359

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

4 x 2-hour class in week 1, 2, 3 and 11 and 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete a 10-day professional experience placement


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit aims to develop a strong understanding of how classroom relationships underpin classroom management and support positive behaviour for learning. It will examine a range of frameworks for supporting positive behaviour in educational settings and make links between these frameworks and theories of learning and motivation. The ways that learner characteristics, classroom and school context impact on classroom relationships and interact with these approaches to support positive behaviour will be explored in some depth. This unit will support the development of classroom communication skills in preservice teachers. Preservice teachers will explore ways of engaging parents in the education of their children and building relationships with families.

This unit includes a two-week placement in schools and opportunities to reflect on classroom relationships and management so as to apply this knowledge to the development of a personal classroom management plan. The learnings and placement experience are designed to support the development of preservice teachers towards the APST with particular emphasis on Standards 3 and 4.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the 10 day professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

Unit Fee Information

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