Details for Differentiation, Classroom Engagement and Management

This subject builds on prior learning and will investigate the curriculum implications of catering for the range of abilities and diversity within the Years 3 to 5 and K-6 classrooms. This subject explores educational approaches and managing challenging behaviour will be explored while reviewing differentiation and individualisation. Legislative and policy implications and their impact on learning management programs in a range of educational contexts will be explored. The roles and integration of professionals in the case management of students with learnings needs will be examined, together with consideration of parent, caregiver and/or community participation. Different models of communicating, assessing, and reporting will be examined. A feature of this subject is TES participate in a Professional Experience placement that allows them to take part in differentiated classrooms and continue to develop and practice classroom management skills.  

In this subject, TES will undertake a professional experience EXP316 Professional Experience in an early childhood service OR primary classroom for 10 days which will enable the connection between theory and practice to be critically examined.  

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU316
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Differentiation, Classroom Engagement and Management

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Appraise the legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support participation and learning of students with disability;
  2. Synthesise research into how students learn and the implications for differentiating teaching for the full range of student abilities, and diverse backgrounds (multilingual and sociocultural);
  3. Appraise teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds through the lens of a Christian or alternate service/school context;
  4. Critically evaluate and reflect upon practical approaches to managing challenging behaviour;
  5. Demonstrate increasing competence in a broad range of general teaching skills including: planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on learning experiences;
  6. Understand and apply a range of theories, ideas and practices in relation to motivation and management in early childhood setting contexts from a Christian or alternate context.

Subject Content

  • Setting the Context for Differentiation
  • Strategies for Community Engagement
  • Approaches to Curriculum Modification
  • Strategies for Differentiation in the Classrom
  • Workable Routines
  • Critical Personal Reflection

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Note: This subject involves mandatory professional experience EXP213 Professional Experience in an early childhood service OR primary classroom

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Case Study Presentation (20%)
  • Critical Reflection (30%)
  • Professional Experience (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references