Analysis Of Three Models Theories Of Classroom Management

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An analysis of three models/theories of classroom management Introduction This essay discusses views on three theories of classroom management such as Goal centered theory; cognitive behaviour theory and choice theory. Each theory will be demonstrated by the key person associated with the theory and the key principal of each theory. As a result, strengths and weaknesses will be given and conclude with a summary of the similarities and difference between each of the above theories. Goal-Centered Theory Rudolf Dreikurs philosophy logic depends on the theory of majority rules system, with its hinted standard of human correspondence, and on the socio-teleological approach research of Alfred Adler (Driekurs, 1968). The…show more content…
Therefore, GCT is used to teacher’s benefit, also helping students to gain confidence and a sense of belonging which in turn will relate back to behaviour. Weakness for GCT is when some individuals are not motivated to seek out group belonging. While other’s may deny, hide and misunderstand their motives to misbehave. For example, younger students may have trouble in recognising their motives and older students may not want to do it at all (Lyons, et. al., 2006). GCT may be very difficult to use if there are a very challenging student and lack of acceptance from other school community members as there is no sound base of evidence to show its effectiveness (Lyons, et, al., 2006). Cognitive behaviour theory Two of the earliest forms of Cognitive behavioural therapy were Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), developed by Albert Ellis in the 1950s, and Cognitive Therapy, developed by Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s (McLeod, 2015). Joseph Kaplan and Jane Carter’ cognitive behaviour theory (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps the person to change unhelpful and unhealthy habits of thinking, feeling and behaving. It involves using positive and immediate changes to a person life by using practical self-help strategies (Lyons et. al., 2014, p. 26). Key principals enable individual to settle on decisions on their
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