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EDU5324 Trauma, Behaviour and Learning

Short Description: Trauma, Behaviour and Learning
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070113 - Teacher Education: Special Edu
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 1 December 2021

Other Requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to U Connect for this course.


In this course educators in both regular and special education early childhood, primary and secondary learning contexts will explore ways to think differently about and respond to, challenging student behaviours due to trauma drawing from the fields of psychology and neuroscience. The course has as its major focus the essential knowledge and skills necessary for educators to: 1. understand the needs of traumatised children and the impact that trauma may have on the behaviour of children; 2. create and sustain safe and supportive learning environments; 3. manage serious, disruptive student behaviour; 4. utilise evidence-based strategies to effectively manage, intervene and support students who have experienced trauma; 5. develop positive, secure relationships with traumatised students and collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders within and beyond the school setting; 6. recognise appropriate interventions including consideration of levels of traumatic response, implementation and evaluation. Knowledge acquisition targeted at trauma informed positive behaviour support practices focused on understanding and care, in conjunction with associated theoretical underpinnings, will enable educators to decrease the serious, disruptive behaviours of concern by recognising the unique needs and capabilities of children who are victims of trauma.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 1 December 2021