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

Course code EDUC6162Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon 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
ContentTopics 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2: Resources and strategies - 50%
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesAssignment 1: Functional Behaviour Analysis - 50%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentCourse Pre-requisites: Bachelor of Education degree, or equivalent, a three year degree and a Diploma of Education, or a Master of Teaching.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6162