EDU5322 Behaviour Management and Support (FOEDU)


Semester 1 (WEB)Toowoomba


Units 1.0 (070113) Band 5


Synopsis

In this course students are introduced to a wide range of methods and strategies for meeting the needs of students with behavioural and adjustment problems in regular preschool, primary and secondary classrooms. The course has as its major focus the essential knowledge and skills necessary for beginning educators to: 1. design and implement well organised and managed learning environments, 2. recognise and be responsive to learner backgrounds, characteristics and experiences which might impact upon engagement in learning and behaviour, 3. develop positive relations with learners, 4. facilitate the acquisition of social competencies appropriate to the learning context, and 5. re-direct and correct where necessary, behaviour which impedes or disrupts the teaching-learning process. The course also explores various widely used models or approaches to behaviour management and support. Students have the opportunity to critically evaluate these approaches.