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 and the way the principles and practices associated with individual planning can be anchored in classroom and school-wide approaches to supporting positive social and academic behaviour.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst 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)
EEA310 EEA402 EEA406 EED212 ESS403

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop an individual behaviour plan for students in inclusive settings (using case studies from their own settings);
  • be able to use information from various stakeholders to complete a functional analysis/ (FBA or ABC) form and analyse the antecedents and consequences of inappropriate behaviour;
  • be able to describe, prioritise and target inappropriate behaviour;
  • be able to choose and deploy an appropriate system for observing and recording behaviour;
  • be able to take hypothetical data for prioritised behaviours over 3-5 days and provide a summary of the results that can be used to justify the criteria in a performance objective;
  • be able to write performance objectives for new target behaviours;
  • be able to describe potential positive and negative reinforcers to use to encourage a target behaviour;
  • be able to plan stimulus and response generalisation of target behaviour;
  • be able to devise methods to accommodate reduction of inappropriate behaviour; and,
  • be able to build a position on the continuum of behavioural strategies available to reduce inappropriate behaviour and justify their position.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Individual Behaviour Planning
  • Functional Analysis
  • Targeting
  • Observation Techniques
  • Data Gathering
  • Performance Objectives
  • Reinforcers
  • Stimulus Control and Generalisation
  • Reducing Inappropriate Behaviour
  • Reflection


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 21 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.