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2024_IE: Positive Behaviour (Online)

30 January 2024 - 26 February 2024
This course is for:
Principal, Acting Principal, Deputy Principal, Acting Deputy Principal, Departmental Head, Acting Departmental Head, Teacher, Novice Teacher
Applicants must teach in:
All Phases
General Requirements:
This course is open to all teachers regardless if the phase of subject taught.
Inclusive Education_ All subjects
About this Course

Mode: This 30-hour course will be delivered in English. 

Background: The WCED Positive Behaviour Programme is a multi-pronged strategy to promote positive and restorative behaviour approaches by creating caring school cultures through educator capacity building, learner and parent intervention programmes as well as awareness programmes to highlight the programme efforts.

The new approach to positive behavioural support represents a shift from a focus on deficit and control, towards a developmental and restorative approach. This will enable learners to progress towards responsibility, relationship building and a greater sense of well-being. This approach is also embodied in the South African Constitution, the South African Schools Act and the specific outcomes of the National Curriculum Statement which give priority to the concept of responsibility.

This course has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and practical strategies to meet the differing and often challenging behavioural situations you find in your classroom.

Main lesson topics:

  1. Foundations for Positive Behaviour 
  2. Trauma-informed Schools
  3. Transformative Interventions
  4. Violence Prevention in Schools
  5. Restorative Discipline 

Additional to these Lessons is a:

  • Feedback workshop - 1 day (Term 1 course participants attend a workshop on a Saturday at the CTLI)

The professional development programme is self-paced and will be presented through an online Learner Management System (Moodle).  There will be three MS Teams 1-hour webinars which will cover the following topics:

  1. 30 January 2024 - Course launch - basic navigation of the course
  2. 13 February 2024 - Understanding the impact of trauma on behaviour
  3. 27 February 2024 - Managing anger in the classroom

Topics 2 and 3 will be presented by Mr Neville Goliath from the WCED Positive Behaviour Programme. 

Although this course is self-paced, a guide will be provided to assist you with time management and planning.  The course duration is approximately 30 hours (including webinars).  Please note that Moodle monitors participant engagement with the course and an average time to complete the course has been calculated. 

The content of the programme will be facilitated through slideshow presentations, literature readings, tasks and quizzes.  A facilitator will be available at prescribed times to assist you with any queries or help you navigate the course.  

To successfully complete the course you will need to complete both the pre and post-test as well as short quizzes. The feedback session is optional and not a course requirement. 

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Adele Smith