Managing and Responding to Behaviours in a Learning Environment

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MANAGING BEHAVIOURS IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

TETA : 1029

TASK 1

Case Study

IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING BEHAVIOUR

Case Brief

The case I would like to address in this assignment is based on one of my 2009/2010 NC classes in the afternoon. Despite the initial group discussion on expected behaviour, this group was demonstrating a whole host of disruptive behaviours. This group also included a special needs student, who was being supported by a Learning Support Assistant, whom I assumed had been briefed on the needs. The observed disruptive behaviour included the following:

• Arriving late

• Listening to iPoD

• Persistent talking

• Throwing objects

• Derogatory remarks

• Withdrawn attitude of a few

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• Lack of resources that could shift the teaching methods to a more kinaesthetic end.

Proposed Ways to Improve Behaviour (1000 words)

One can argue that the potential to cause disruptive behaviour from the perspective of a student or a group of students does not automatically result in disruptive or troublesome behaviour. Such behaviour can be kept dormant, controlled, neutralised or changed over a period of time.

Keeping troublesome/disruptive behaviour dormant is not the ideal solution and although it has its short-term benefits, it may adversely affect the rapport between teacher and learners – not a good start. Abatement, enhancing or changing disruptive behaviour requires certain skills and so it is hoped that by addressing the pre-requisite, specifying an appropriate methodology, identification, and selection of appropriate techniques a logical flow to this section is established.

Pre-Requisite

Before selecting and describing a few techniques
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