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Planning for Positive Behaviour EDU202


The unit will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerned with establishing and maintaining positive learning environments that allow all students to participate fully in educational opportunities. The unit will explore preventive strategies to establish a positive classroom climate in all education settings; corrective strategies to respond to disruptive behaviours in order to maintain a focus on learning; and supportive strategies to address the higher level needs of individual students including discipline/crisis/emergency response for disruptive student behaviour. 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 Classroom Management Plan to be evaluated, refined and further developed through their later practicum experiences.


Unit name Planning for Positive Behaviour
Unit code EDU202
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Frances Fan
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Summer school Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school 2/1/2024 15/1/2024 30/1/2024 25/2/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and compare key theories and philosophical approaches that relate to establishing and maintaining positive learning environments in various education settings (early childhood, primary or secondary).
  • identify and extract practical and ethical issues and principles related to managing educational environments.
  • Examine and develop preventative and intervention strategies that could be used to establish a positive classroom climate within various education settings.
  • analyse teachers roles in enhancing positive pro-social behaviour and resilience in students, and apply in the context of own professional practice.
  • incorporate a range of perspectives, synthesise information, and reference according to the APA style within written assignments.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070103 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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EDU102 or ESH102 or EAL102


AssessmentTest (10%)|Essay (40%)|Plan (50%)
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