EDU20004 Understanding and Supporting Behaviour

Unit code: EDU20004

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to help pre-service teachers understand why children display different behaviours within a learning environment and how to approach and negotiate these behaviours.


  • Factors that influence behavior in the learning environment
  • Principles, policies and practices for establishing a productive learning environment
  • Frameworks and models for understanding and responding to a range of challenging student behaviours
  • Positive behavior support principles and practice
  • Classroom climate
  • Restorative practice
  • Behaviour management techniques
  • Behaviour intervention versus preventative behavior techniques
  • External organisations and agencies working with families
  • Considerations for right of ethics

This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).