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 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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, and;
  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
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: On-Line Group Discussion Board Contribution and Participation - Discussion Questions
  • Essay: Essays/Written Assignments: Functional Behaviour Analysis

Contact Hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
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Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6162
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