Course Title: Professional Practice 3: Classroom Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Practice 3: Classroom Management

Credit Points: 0

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015


Brunswick Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Nicky Carr

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7802

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Professional Practice 2: Understanding the School Context

Course Description

This is a core course that focuses on the development of professional practice skills directly related to work integrated learning. The course involves placement in an educational setting. Particular focus will be given to observing and implementing classroom management strategies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to build and refine their knowledge and skills in the areas of observation, learning and teaching, assessment, reflection and knowledge of innovations and initiatives, based on reflection and feedback from their previous professional practice experiences and current learning within the course.

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
• Observe, reflect and implement a range of classroom management skills and strategies.
• Articulate and integrate into their planning a range of classroom management strategies and organisational skills.
• Plan, implement and evaluate whole class lessons that may be a part of a sequence of lessons.
• Observe, record and reflect on the ways in which teachers manage classroom behaviour and processes.
• Provide feedback in relation to behaviour and learning.
• Show further development in assessing the progress of individual students including the keeping of appropriate assessment records.
• Demonstrate the ability to modify a session as it occurs, in response to the evaluation of the learning needs and external factors.
• Articulate some of the innovations and initiatives that are being implemented in a classroom.
• Seek and accept guidance and respond constructively to feedback from professional mentors.
• Reflect on their teaching and issues impacting on the professional practice classroom.

ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Understandings of how ICT resources can be integrated in meaningful ways that take into account students’ existing and diverse technological skills and to produce engaging and challenging curriculum.
• Understandings of how to use ICT in the classroom to facilitate learning, in particular critical skills such as information skills, analysis, problem-solving and decision-making.
• Abilities to provide opportunities for students to be engaged in ICT-enriched activities that are essential self-regulating and cooperative.

VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
• Teachers know the content they teach.
• Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities both at the educational setting and university that are designed to focus on addressing various Victorian Institute of Teaching characteristics of effective teaching.

Overview of Learning Resources

See part B

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, developing a Professional Portfolio and a variety of assessment that demonstrates how the specific areas of professional practice have been addressed).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.