Courses & Units

Planning for Positive Behaviour EMT507

Hobart

Note:

EMT507 Planning for Positive Behaviour is the co-requisite theory unit for EMT501/EMT523 Professional Experience 2. Co-requisite units must be either enrolled concurrently or the theory component (EMT507) successfully completed in a prior semester of study. If you have not met the theory requirements, you will be ineligible for Professional Experience 2.

Introduction

This unit is designed to provide you with a range of practical strategies to enable your classroom to have a positive learning environment. Situating student behaviour within a strong theoretical framework of engagement, you will evaluate a range of approaches to recognising and responding to diversity, establishing classroom expectations and routines, responding to disengaged behaviours, and supporting students with very challenging conduct. We will also explore common school-wide approaches as well as the structural, legal and ethical contexts of maintaining a safe and highly engaged classroom and situate the learning within the Australian Curriculum, and Early Years Learning Framework. The unit will culminate with you demonstrating your approach to planning for positive behaviour in your specific teaching context.

The content will be studied through an interactive learning process including case studies, role play and rehearsal of appropriate language and non-verbal responses, to link theory and practice in class and individual management situations. Students will develop a range of approaches and strategies to be evaluated, refined and further developed through their practicum experiences.

The unit will be capable of differentiation to meet the specific needs of different contexts from early childhood education, to primary classrooms and secondary schools. Overarching principles will focus on student engagement, the enhancement of student learning and building positive interpersonal relationships.

Please note - EMT507 Planning for Positive Behaviour is the co-requisite theory unit for EMT501 Professional Experience 2. Co-requisite units must be either enrolled concurrently or the theory component (EMT507) successfully completed in a prior semester of study. If you have not met the theory requirements, you will be ineligible for Professional Experience 2.

Summary

Unit name Planning for Positive Behaviour
Unit code EMT507
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education
Coordinator

Dr Jeff Thomas

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 070103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Face to Face: Weekly online lecture and 2 hr tutorial, supported by on-line content and discussion opportunities;

Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities.

Assessment

Task 1: Theoretical responses to scenarios (45%). Task 2: Video introduction (55%).

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment

Textbooks

Required
  • McDonald, T. (2013) Classroom management: Engaging students in Learning. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
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