TEAC 3017 Learning Environments

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102679

Coordinator Kerry-Lee Staples Opens in new window

Description This unit engages students in exploring the role of physical environments that support children's learning in early childhood and community settings. Theoretical perspectives, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, sociocultural influences and place-based pedagogies will be investigated. Relevant policy and regulation documents around risk, play and pedagogy will be examined. Through field visits to early childhood and community settings, students will have the opportunity to plan and design indoor and outdoor learning environments that encourage investigation and discovery using natural and open-ended materials. The overall focus of this unit is for students to develop an understanding and appreciation for learning environments that promote a connection to place and sustainability.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this subject, pre-service teachers must have satisfactorily completed online Child Protection Awareness Training, have a current Working with Children Check, and the online course ASCIA Anaphylaxis: Australasian childcare.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report 750 words 25 N Individual
Case Study 750 words 25 N Individual
Applied Project 1,600 words 50 N Individual

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