OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Introduces a holistic, data-driven model of behavioural management designed to guide teachers in promoting a positive and constructive learning climate in schools and other educational settings. Students analyse, evaluate, and apply the concepts, processes, academic skills, and functional skills required to teach appropriate social behaviours and promote positive group and individual behaviour in students.

Unit content

  1. Introduction: Classroom management as discipline; as a system; as instruction
  2. Concepts and issues in behaviour management at the early childhood and primary levels
  3. Understanding the concept and implications of behavioural function - Building rapport with your students and children
  4. Intervention designs and data collection issues - Data-driven decision making
  5. Behaviour change programs: Developing specific support strategies for schools, classrooms and individual students/children
  6. Learning hierarchies, generalisation and student/child self-management - Promoting positive behaviour in students and children
  7. Creating a proactive, positive learning environment - Designing support from a functional perspective
  8. More on proactive management - Student self-management & token economy systems
  9. Curriculum-based assessment and cog-behavioural interventions - Connecting with children and students
  10. Summary and synthesis - PBS as a generalising model of management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Case study50%

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Fee information


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