This unit examines the socio-cultural environments of Australian classrooms and aims to develop productive learning environments for all students. It has a particular focus on the needs of Australian Indigenous students and on socio-emotional development. The unit draws on contemporary classroom management theories and practices to prepare students to deal with a range of diverse issues and develop learning environments so that all students feel secure and confident. It examines some behaviour disorders and bullying behaviour in youth and children and suggests strategies to deal with those challenges. Finally, it addresses ways of strengthening children's socio-emotional development, resiliency and efficacy.
Prescribed Text - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT CREATING POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT