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ECE401 - Advanced Management of Young Children's Behaviour

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
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:N Robertson




Incompatible with:


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.


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%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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