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Trimester 1 Burwood (Melbourne). Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*, Warrnambool*
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses E420 or E421 only)|
|Unit chair:||L Laskey|
The Early Childhood Course at Burwood (City Program) requires the students to attend on a weekly basis i.e. Full-time students attend on a Thursday and Friday throughout the trimester, and Part-time students attend on a Friday throughout the trimester. The students undertaking the Rural Program out of Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool undertake the majority of their studies via Cloud (online) but attend Intensives 3 times a trimester for 2 days (Full-time students) and 1 day (Part-time students).
* Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool offered in intensive mode
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.
Class Test: 1250 words, 40%
Individualised Behaviour Plan: 1500-2000 words, 50%
Participation/Presentation: 250-500 words, 10%
Porter, L 2008, Young Children’s Behaviour, 3RD edn, MacLennan and Petty, Elsevier, Sydney
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