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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject pre-service teachers will investigate the educational, social and emotional needs of young people who display significant challenging behaviours. The neuroscience associated with developmental trauma and the impact on learning will be examined. A holistic perspective informed by sound theoretical and applied models will form the foundation of the investigation and choice of appropriate strategies. Proactive and reactive strategies will be examined within an inclusive education framework. Teacher resilience and relational skills required to work with students with challenging behaviours will be examined.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and understand a range of motivations and neurological differences that drive challenging behaviours.
02. Analyse a range of pedagogical principles and practices, including communication strategies, that build relational agency and promote student well being, positive student behaviours and learning participation.
03. Develop the foundations of a personalised pedagogical philosophy and practice that promotes resilience and positive student behaviours.
04. Identify and understand the purpose and structure of an Individualised Behaviour Management Plan

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