Learning positive behaviour through educator–child relationships


Author(s): Anne Stonehouse and Anne Kennedy
Published: 2013
Pages: 32
ECA Code: RIP 1304

Dealing with children’s challenging behaviour has always been a great concern for educators. Often the aim has been to minimise and eliminate behaviours such as children hurting each other, disrupting other children’s play, being uncooperative and generally not fitting in. In other words, the focus has been on what to do about ‘undesirable’ behaviour.

The EYLF, NQS and current thinking acknowledge that these are still very important issues, but they incorporate challenging behaviour within the broader topic of positive behaviour. Beginning at birth, children begin the complex tasks of learning how to get along with others, learning about their rights and responsibilities and those of others and learning about being a member of the community.

This book addresses challenging behaviours and the ways educators support children’s learning within the broader context of learning about how to get along well with others.

This book in the Research in Practice Series covers such topics as:

  • What do we mean by ‘positive’ behaviour?
  • Reasons for behaviour: Children’s perspectives/Educators’ perspectives
  • Understanding children’s feelings and intentions
  • Nurturing children’s sense of agency
  • Building and using educator—child relationships
  • and much more …

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