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ECE401 - Advanced Management of Young Children's Behaviour

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Enrolment modes:(B) (G,X-WEXP) (W,X-WEXP)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses E420 or E421 only)
Unit chair:L Laskey
Corequisite:ECE400
Contact hours: 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 Geelong and Warrnambool undertake the majority of their studies off-campus but attend Intensives 3 times a trimester for 2 days (Full-time students) and 1 day (Part-time students).

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%

Prescribed texts

Porter, L 2008, Young Children’s Behaviour, 3RD edn, MacLennan and Petty, Elsevier, Sydney

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$587$2299$2449

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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