Supporting Behaviour Change

Course code EDUC4065Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2, Trimester 1
OurimbahTrimester 1, Trimester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesStudents will develop knowledge and understanding of the behavioural needs of students and intervention approaches that may be used to support behaviour change, as well as the ability to work with students, staff and parents in supporting change. The specific objectives of the subject are that students will demonstrate:

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
ContentContextual 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
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge associated with the successful completion of 270 units of study in the undergraduate teacher education program
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIn-class problem solving activities
Essays / Written AssignmentsPositive Behaviour Intervention plan
Contact HoursLecture: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC4065