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EDUC253 Making Learning Happen

Means of facilitating classroom learning; conditions that foster learning; learning structures; resources; partnerships in learning.

How can you help people learn?

Learning does not just take place inside a classroom. In this paper you will learn how to create the conditions to help people learn, how to structure learning, and how to develop partnerships for learning. This paper is relevant for a wide range of disciplines. Students from other areas of the University have enjoyed success in this paper (e.g. social workers, fitness trainers, sports coaches, and music tutors).

Paper title Making Learning Happen
Paper code EDUC253
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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EDUC 101 or EDUC 102 or 108 points
EDUC 257
Schedule C
Arts and Music
With approval, students who have passed EDUC105 prior to 2017 may be admitted without the normal prerequisite.

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Kate Rice


Edwards, C. H. & Watts, V. (2008). Classroom discipline and management: An Australasian perspective (2nd ed.). Milton, Queensland: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd. (Available on close reserve at the Robertson Library.)

Other readings available through eReserve.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  1. Identify physical, emotional and intellectual features of environments that facilitate effective learning and develop a range of strategies and procedures to construct such environments
  2. Analyse critically the appropriateness of a range of models of classroom management within a contemporary framework of teaching and learning
  3. Articulate and defend the personal theories, beliefs and thinking that guide their own approaches to learning and engage in critical discourse on their own and others' practices
  4. Demonstrate their understanding of current classroom learning issues within a New Zealand context
  5. Demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively in writing in an appropriate academic style and standard

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system