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Understanding and Supporting Behaviour

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU20004

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 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 behaviour 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 behaviour support principles and practice
  • Classroom climate
  • Restorative practice
  • Behaviour management techniques
  • Behaviour intervention versus preventative behaviour techniques
  • External organisations and agencies working with families
  • Considerations for right of ethics

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