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Social, emotional, and behavioral functioning in schools

Vak
2019-2020

NB Language spoken in course is Dutch unless English-speaking students participate

Description

Students’ schools and classrooms are their daily learning environments. The social interactions that occur in these environments – including interactions among students and between students and teachers – affect students’ social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. This course focuses on the effects of students’ learning environments on their social / emotional and behavioral functioning in school. The social and emotional functioning of students in general is discussed first. The focus is on motivation for school, and on how teacher-student interactions can undermine or foster student social / emotional functioning. Specific attention is paid to individual and group differences. The focus then turns to children and youth who experience difficulties with social/ emotional and behavioral functioning in school, and because of their difficulties, are unable to access the natural reinforcers in their environments. Methods for arranging the environment in a way that it leads to improvements in the functioning of students with behavioral difficulties in school are discussed.

Timetable

Lectures Work groups

Attendance

Attendance is required.

Mode of instruction

Lectures and work groups

Assessment method

Individual and group assignments during class.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used.

Reading list

Terrance M. Scott, Cynthia M. Anderson, and Peter Alter. Managing classroom behavior using positive behavior supports. Pearson.

For more literature see Blackboard.

Registration

Course

Students need to register for lectures in uSis. It is not possible to take a course without a valid registration.

Exam

Students are not automatically registered for exams. They can register themselves in uSis until 10 calendar days before the exam date at the latest. Students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the exam.

Please consult the course registration website for information on registration periods and further instructions.

Contact information

[Professor Espin]https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/medewerkers/christine-espin#tab-1) and dr. Stroet hold office either for one-hour immediately after class, or at another specified time during the week. They can also be reached by email.