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The evidence is unequivocal – children who have difficulty regulating their emotions, paying attention, initiating peer interactions and sustaining engagement in learning tasks are at risk for school difficulties.

In this assignment you’re required to write a 1500-word essay in response to the following quotes:
Quote 1
The evidence is unequivocal – children who have difficulty regulating their emotions, paying attention, initiating peer interactions and sustaining engagement in learning tasks are at risk for school difficulties.
(Bulotsky-Shearer, Dominguez & Bell, 2012, p. 421)
You’re required to reflect on what behaviour is and utilise one of the theories of behaviour.
You’re also required to discuss different behaviours displayed by children in learning environments and formulate reasons using a learning behavioural theory, with examples where possible. Keep in mind there may be multiple contributing factors as to why different behaviours may occur. Then, you are also required to examine what policies and practices are appropriate to maintain positive learning environments. Policies refer to Belonging, being & becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (Links to an external site.) (Department of Education and Training, 2019), or another relevant policy framework, e.g. the National Quality Standard (Links to an external site.) (ACECQA, n.d.).
In your essay you’ll need to:
• consider the quote you have chosen and identify possible behaviours, teacher responses and other influences that are relevant to the quote
• consider young children’s behaviour and formulate reasons why children behave in certain ways based on the theory you have chosen
• demonstrate an understanding of the various principles, policies and practices used to maintain a positive learning environment.
Choose the following learning behaviour theory:
• sociocultural theory.
Your essay should apply the following structure:
Introduction: (200 words)
• Introduce the essay topic.
• Provide background information.
• State what you intend to cover in your essay.
Body: (1100 words)
• Define behaviour based on the theory you have chosen.
• Introduce the quote you have chosen and identify the behaviours displayed by students in the learning environment.
• Formulate reasons for these behaviours based on the theory you have chosen.
• Discuss appropriate principles, policies and practices to be applied in order to maintain positive learning environments.
Conclusion: (200 words)
• Summarise the body of your essay and key points.

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