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.
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.
|Unit name||Planning for Positive Behaviour|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
|Discipline||School of Education|
Dr Jeff Thomas
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||070103|
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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.
Task 1: Theoretical responses to scenarios (45%). Task 2: Video introduction (55%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment
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