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EDU8509 Positive Behaviour Support within School Contexts

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Schools today are faced with diverse student enrolment. It is becoming increasingly recognized that schools and teachers need a whole school behaviour support process to respond effectively to the problems posed by student with challenging behaviours. In providing support for these students within the school context, a collaborative, team-based approach is essential.

In this course students are introduced to a set of advanced strategies and procedures for whole school implementation of positive behaviour support systems. Collaborative process which help engage key stakeholders are explored. Contemporary positive behaviour support strategies such as School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) also known as Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) and Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA) are examined within a diversity of contexts. This course has, as its major focus, the essential knowledge and skills necessary for teachers working towards becoming leaders of behaviour support within their current school context.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022