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ECE401 - Advanced Management of Young Children's Behaviour

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

To enrol in this unit, please contact Student Services team

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne). Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*, Warrnambool*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses E420 or E421 only)
Unit chair:

Natalie Robertson

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool: Students are required to attend 3 x 3 hour intensives.

Content

This unit aims to introduce developmentally responsive approaches to the promotion of prosocial behaviours in early childhood settings. Students are encouraged to explore children's behaviour as communication and to develop strategies and environments which support children's emerging capacities for self-regulation. Topics include: the major dimensions of social-emotional development, for example, temperament, attachment, self -concept, empathy, relationships with parents, peers and teachers, and the need to actively teach social skills (eg turn taking and sharing). Challenging behaviours are explored through the formulation of individualised behaviour management plans based on observation, analysis and interpretation and the use of positive strategies and educational planning in a manner which fosters children's ability to self-regulate.

Assessment

Class Test: 1250 words, 40%

Individualised Behaviour Plan: 1500-2000 words, 50%

Participation/Presentation: 250-500 words, 10%

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