ESS423 Designing and Managing the Inclusive Learning Environment (8)


This subject provides a context for managing student behaviour in inclusive settings. The content of this subject is anchored in research from the Applied Behaviour Analysis literature and is focused on the design of interventions for individuals with challenging behaviours. The subject focuses on individual student behavioural needs in relation to ecological, cognitive and behavioural theories.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESS423
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- develop an individual behaviour plan for students in inclusive settings; - use information from various stakeholders to complete a functional analysis/ ABC form and analyse the antecedents and consequences of inappropriate behaviour; - describe, prioritise and target inappropriate behaviour; - choose an appropriate system for recording behaviour; - write performance objectives for new target behaviours; - describe potential positive and negative reinforcers to use to encourage a target behaviour; - plan stimulus and response generalisation of target behaviour; - devise methods to accommodate reduction of inappropriate behaviour; and, - justify their position on the use of the continuum of behavioural strategies.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- A continuum of behaviour interventions - Assessment of inappropriate behaviours - Planning for intervention - Ethical considerations in approaching behaviour change programs - Behavioural approaches to behaviour management - Designing and implementing interventions - Maintenance and generalisation of target behaviour - Evaluation of interventions


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.