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ED5855 - Behaviour Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Postgraduate Certificate, BEd (Professional Development) and Master of Education students.

The subject's focus is on the examination of behaviour management within group contexts. Major theories of behaviour management, proactive versus reactive management and the formulation of classroom and whole-school policies and plans will be studied in detail.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare and contrast major theoretical approaches to behaviour management and group processes;
  • critically evaluate proactive and reactive styles of management;
  • develop an appreciation of current policies relevant to classroom and whole-school behaviour management issues;
  • integrate newly acquired knowledge to discuss and evaluate options and issues central to establishing systematic behaviour management at classroom and whole-school levels.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 2 - (40%) - Individual.


Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours - Online Activities
  • 10 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.