Adolescent Development and Behaviour (MUED2606)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study provides students with a broadly based view of the issues and challenges faced by teachers of adolescents in a high school setting. It is essential for the development of music educators and is designed to prepare students for secondary school Professional Experience. It explores the development unique to adolescents and the changes in behaviour through a study of developmental psychology. How does cognitive, social, emotional and biological changes influence adolescent behaviour in schools? The transition from childhood to adolescence is investigated and the major research and theories related to behaviour management are discussed. Topics studied are: adolescence and family, peer and personal relationships; development of identity; creating and managing learning environments; exploration of issues in adolescence such as moral dilemmas, rebellion and peer influence and their implications for high school classroom music teaching. Aspects of social cognition are discussed through the various scenarios that adolescence present to teachers in secondary school classrooms. With a substantive focus on developmental psychology and behavior management principles and practices, it contributes to the development of graduate teacher standards set by the teacher's accreditation body (AITSL).

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1 x 3 hour workshop per week

Assessment

Case study (25%), Seminar presentation (15%), Behaviour management plan and evaluation (30%), Essay (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MUED2605, MUED1009, MUED1008

Prohibitions

MUED2000

Corequisites

MUED3605

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.