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ESB2100 Positive Behaviour for Learning: Taking Responsibility

Short Description: Positive Behaviour for Learng
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 : 070105 - Teacher Education: Secondary
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following: UCTS or BEDU or BSED or MOLT (Secondary)
Pre-requisite: BEDU and BSED Only - ESP1200 or EDC1400

Other Requisites

EDC2100 is for BEED, BPED and MOLT Primary students.
ESB2100 is for BSED and MOLT Secondary students.
Credit cannot be granted between these units if changing specialisations.

Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.


The aim of this pre-service course is to enhance teacher efficacy in the contemporary secondary classroom. This course defines the classroom as a site for facilitating learning and teaching and, in the process, provides opportunities for learners to take personal responsibility for their learning and behaviour. The course begins by focusing on relevant classroom management theories that inform teaching practice. It investigates teachers' effective relational skills and explores the significance of interrelationships with adolescences and young adults within the school community. The course also establishes the need for positive learning environments and proactive teaching in order to promote learners' self- regulation and wellbeing. Attention is directed to the key elements of behaviour management: clear expectations, timely acknowledgement and appropriate correction. The course provides practical approaches for coping with challenging behaviours and fostering adapted behaviours that are socially acceptable within the learning and teaching context. Pre-service teachers will gain a clear understanding of the significance of the function of school behaviour plans for informing effective classroom practice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 1 December 2021