EDUC4065

Supporting Behaviour Change

10 Units

Develops knowledge and understanding of the behavioural needs of students and intervention approaches that may be used to support behaviour change. Specifically, the subject will demonstrate: a knowledge of the contextual factors in identifying and assessing behaviour needs; an ability to conduct screening and assessment techniques that lead to informed intervention procedures; a knowledge of, and ability to implement, alternate intervention approaches; an ability to use collaborative and consultancy skills in working with students, staff and parents. The subject forms part of a group of subjects that students seeking an additional accreditation as a special education teacher are required to complete within their double degree program.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Summer 3 - 2018 (Ourimbah)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. A knowledge of the contextual factors in identifying and assessing behaviour needs
  2. An ability to conduct a functional assessment that leads to informed intervention procedures
  3. A knowledge of, and ability to implement, alternate intervention approaches
Content

Contextual factors

  1. home, school and society factors
  2. conceptual models: approaches to assessment, identification and management of behaviour
  3. the importance of ecological issues

Screening and assessment methods

  1. behaviour observations
  2. functional behaviour assessments

Intervention approaches

  1. preventative approaches
  2. strategies for specific behavioural needs
  3. the role of school welfare and discipline models
  4. specific behavioural interventions at individual, small group, class and school levels
  5. meeting behavioural needs in regular and specialised settings
  6. the role of social skills in behaviour support
  7. challenging behaviours
Assumed Knowledge Knowledge associated with the successful completion of 270 units of study in the undergraduate teacher education program
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises
  • Written Assignment: Case Studies and essay/report

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC4065
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