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ZUG1109 - Behaviour management and activity programming

Undergraduate – Unit

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Faculty of Social and Health Sciences


South Africa

  • Second Semester 2019 (Day)

15 Credits


With spending a significant time of the day with young people, the child and youth care worker needs to use the daily life events of children to optimise their development. To this aim the design and implementation of activities and programmes, and the management of behaviour form part of the required skill set students need to master. This module, together with the co-requisite module on development, will enable students to apply a basic service to the work place during practical placements.


  • Describe pain-based and trauma-induced behaviour in children
  • Critically discuss the effective and ineffective use of discipline
  • Evaluate different behaviour management techniques
  • Explore the use of daily events to create meaningful moments for children
  • Explain the process of designing programme activities in child and youth care
  • Provide an outline for feedback on the effectiveness of an activity programme
  • Understand the importance of working in a team to manage behaviours and programmes


Within semester/Formative assessment: 65%
Examination/Summative assessment: 35%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.