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PGDE: EDUC01 - Classroom Management and Communication Skills


In this practical classroom-focused course students critically evaluate and apply the principles, perspectives and practices of various classroom management models as well as the interactive aspects of teaching and learning in classrooms. Students will research, analyze, reflect and present different classroom management styles and teaching strategies as they impact on teaching and learning effectiveness in classrooms. During class discussions and assessment tasks students will apply the social dynamics of the classroom context to their own professional practice environment in ensuring well managed and effective teaching and productive learning classrooms. The course also includes strategies to minimize and prevent classroom and behaviour management problems. Real practical case studies will be analyzed and discussed. Students will be able to use their own professional experiences, various case studies and simulations as basis for study, reflection, research and remediation towards effective teaching and learning in classrooms