Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Behaviour Support for children 0-5 years.

10 Units

This course provides knowledge about the typical stages of young children's social and emotional development and about the functions underlying challenging behaviour. The course will equip students with the skills to interpret children's behaviour in the context of their environments as well as their cognitive, social and emotional development and to develop responsive strategies to support children's positive behaviour and the acquisition of social and emotional skills.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

  1. understand typical and atypical socio-emotional development from birth to age 5 years
  2. have knowledge and skills to support children’s acquisition of social and emotional skills through both universal and preventive strategies and through intensive individualised programs
  3. have skills to observe, assess and interpret the functions of challenging behaviour
  4. be able to develop appropriate inclusive and individualized strategies to support positive behaviour in young children

Topics will include:

  1. Typical and atypical social development 0-5 years
  2. Typical and atypical emotional development 0-5 years
  3. Inclusive strategies to address social/emotional delays or deficits
  4. Intensive interventions to support the acquisition of social/emotional skills
  5. Using observations to assess and interpret challenging behaviour
  6. Understanding the sensory needs of children on the autism spectrum
  7. Intensive interventions to support positive behaviour
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 2: Resources and strategies - 50%
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Assignment 1: Functional Behaviour Analysis - 50%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Course Pre-requisites: Bachelor of Education degree, or equivalent, a three year degree and a Diploma of Education, or a Master of Teaching.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6162

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