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 Course Title:   Guiding Behavior

 Title Abbreviation:   GUIDING BEHAVIOR

 Department:    EDUC&

 Course #:    130

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131501

 EPC:    839

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Examine the philosophical principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply safety principles as they relate to appropriate classroom management.
  2. Model appropriate behavior.
  3. Understand the theories of positive guidance.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate strategies for group behavior.
  5. Include developmentally appropriate practices to prevent behavior problems in children.
  6. Establish environments that promote effective guidance and classroom management.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.

Course Contents

  1. Theories of guidance and discipline including:
    • Positive guidance and encouragement;
    • Punishment and reward;
    • Behavior modification;
    • Environmental settings.
  2. Classroom management systems.
  3. Role of the teacher.
  4. Administration.
  5. Paraprofessionals.
  6. Volunteers.
  7. Parent and child in a classroom setting.
  8. Diversity and multiple perspectives in creating culturally sensitive classroom management strategies.