Managing and Responding to Behaviour in a Learning Environment

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Managing and responding to behaviours in a learning environment

Use your experience of teaching as a source for describing a range of behaviours and analyse their impact on learners learning.

The Education and Inspections Act 2006 brought in new clear-cut legal powers for schools and for those working within them when they are dealing with the behaviour and discipline of pupils. This includes promoting good behaviour and programmes of reward and recognition, as well as dealing effectively with negative behaviour.
Teaching on the Osteopathic Medicine degree programme is often in-depth and also fast paced so my lectures need to flow well and keep all students engaged at all times. When my students are engaged all the students are
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Provide feedback | Reinforcement and assessment of correct performance | 8. Assess performance | Retrieval and reinforcement of content as final evaluation | 9. Enhance retention and transfer to the job | Retrieval and generalization of learned skill to new situation |

This theory really ties into the principles of adult learning and therefore can have a positive effect on motivating and inspiring learners. Gagne suggests 9 steps in instructional processes which from my point of view take into account the fact that adult learners are goal and relevancy orientated. They also overlap well with the way that Osteopathic Medicine is taught, Osteopathic Medicine is a practical and experience based course with emphasis on reinforcement, experiential learning and reflection.
Abraham Maslow developed the Hierarchy of Needs model in 1940-50s USA, and the Hierarchy of Needs theory remains valid today for understanding human motivation, management training, and personal development.

This model takes into account the different factors that motivate students and the fact that motivation is a hierarchy that is different for everyone. According to adult learning theory, people entering education as adults are self motivated, however they each have different factors that intrinsically or extrinsically motivate them. Using Maslow’s model I am aware of trying to help students to fulfil their