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M69
Award in Classroom Management

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 3 ECTS

Duration: 6 Sessions

Contact Hours: 15

Self Study Hours: 36

Assessment Hours: 24

 

Course Description

Teaching in the 21st century requires that teachers reflect on their classroom practices and become knowledgeable in classroom management techniques. This entails creating an environment that is conducive to learning and development and understanding how to manage behaviour issues.

Entry Requirements

Applicants interested in following this programme are to satisfy one of the minimum eligibility criteria:

1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF Level 4), or equivalent;

2. A full MQF Level 4 qualification with a minimum of 120 ECTS, or equivalent;

3. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) with two subjects at grade C or better and the third subject with a grade D or better.  

Overall Objectives and Outcomes


By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

Competences

a) Establish which skills would be useful in a classroom;
b) Collaborate with other educators on activities assigned;
c) Create activities and opportunities which include diverse learners’ needs;
d) Transform their present classroom set-up by taking the course reflections into consideration.

Knowledge 

a) Define the factors which influence how we teach;
b) Establish qualities of an effective teacher;
c) Describe the appropriate physical and psychological environment which is conducive to learning;
d) Develop daily procedures and routines;
e) Recite how to work with LSAs and parents.

Skills

a) Plan and propose how best to organize one’s classroom;
b) Apply classroom management techniques to everyday classroom.

Mode of Delivery

This module adopts a blended approach to teaching and learning. Information related to the structure and delivery of the module may be accessed through the IfE Portal. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures found on the Institute for Education’s website.  

Assessment Methods

This programme adopts continuous and summative methods of assessment including assignments, online tasks, reflective journals, projects and video presentations. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this module, course participants will be conferred an accredited certification. 

Further Learning Opportunities and Career Progression

Upon successful completion of this module, course participants may use certification conferred to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for accredited programmes. Teachers may also use this certification in their application for accelerated progression.

Suggested Readings

1) Brunn, P. (2010) The Lesson Planning Handbook: Essential strategies that inspire student thinking & learning London: Scholastic.

2) Calleja, C. (2005) Some instructional and classroom management strategies Differentiating instruction in the primary classroom Malta: MEYE 

3) Partin, R. L. (2009) The classroom teacher’s survival guide: Practical strategies, management techniques and reproducibles forn

new and experienced teachers. (3rd Edition) San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

4) Pollard, A., Anderson, J., Maddock, M., Swaffield, S., Warin, J. & Warwick, P. (2012) Reflective teaching (3rd ed.) London: Continuum International Publishing Group

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