Using Resources in Behaviour Problems

Course code EDUC6081Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Introduces the range of approaches to managing individual student behaviour needs including evaluating individual behaviour plans, dealing with comorbid behaviours, and addressing academic and social needs.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesTo provide students with the opportunity to examine both human and material resources involved in the provision of quality interventions in the field of emotional disturbance and behaviour disorders and to be able to evaluate effective positive behaviour programs.
ContentThe course addresses research and practice in the areas of:

1. evaluating individual behaviour plans
2. alternate approaches to managing and self-management including direct instruction, cognitive, metacognitive and cooperative learning methods.
3. comorbid behaviours
4. addressing behaviours arising from communication difficulties due to autism, intellectual disability or sensory impairment
5. using augmentive and assistive communication strategies
6. developing effective research skills in behaviour and emotional disturbance
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeTwo years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. A review of an education setting (20%).

2. Review of teaching strategies for students with behaviour support needs (35%).

3. Evaluation of a positive behaviour program and provide a critique of the process (45%).
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 26 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6081