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    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).

    About this paper

    Paper title Making Learning Happen
    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.
    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.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    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


    Not offered in 2023

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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