Course Description

OCT Schedule C Course

This course explores structure and factors as they relate to creating classroom communities and rethink classroom management. It also explores student/teacher self-care, mental health and well-being as it relates to classroom environments, teaching and learning.

Course Outline

This course explores theoretical foundations, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning within and across the division.
Topics include:
  • exploring Ontario’s curriculum, policies, frameworks, strategies, and guidelines
  • examining the processes involved in creating and sustaining safe, healthy, equitable, holistic and inclusive learning environments that honour and respect diversity, facilitate student learning, foster student voice, encourage critical thinking and promote social justice
  • examining the structure and contextual factors (for example, power, identities, authority, privilege, resistance, and discrimination) as they relate to creating classroom communities and rethinking classroom management
  • exploring classroom management and other theories that relate to building classroom communities and rethinking classroom management
  • exploring student/teacher self-care, mental health and well-being as it relates to classroom environments, teaching and learning
  • exploring instructional practices that foster caring, respectful and trusting relationships among all members of the learning community 



There are no textbooks required for this course.


OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.

Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

Students must enroll in courses prior to the semester deadline date.  OSAP would directly reimburse you for the tuition fee.  If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.




  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. 
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.

NOTE:  If you have qualifications in Technological Education subjects, your certificate of qualification and registration enables you to complete a number of AQs, including any in Schedule C.


Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

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Section Title
AQ The Learning Environment (Summer 2024)
Section Schedule
Jun 03, 2024 to Aug 19, 2024
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes
The deadline to enroll in Summer 2024 courses is May 20, 2024.
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