behaviour management theories education
Published on Oct 6, 2017
Classroom Management Theories
• Skinner’s work in operant conditioning has been integrated into
both classroom management and instructional development.
When applied to programmed instruction, the following should
• Practice should occur in a question-answer format that exposes
students to information gradually through a series of steps.
• The learner should respond each time and receive immediate
• Good performance should be paired with secondary reinforcers
like praise, prizes and good grades.
• Instructors should try to arrange questions by difficulty so the
response is always correct, creating positive enforcement.
Behavior Management Theory: Skinner (1960)
This subject develops teacher education students’ knowledge and understandings of key factors in effective classroom management including quality teaching, engagement, participation and inclusion. Students will draw on their understandings of young peoples’ physical, social, emotional and intellectual development and learn about theories and models of classroom management to facilitate learning and the management of behaviour. Students will design plans and strategies to create effective, positive and safe classroom environments. The importance of differentiated and culturally responsive planning, processes to deal with inappropriate behaviour, including bullying and cyber-bullying, and strategies for effective communication within the education setting and beyond will be explored. Students will also analyse legislative requirements and school based student welfare/discipline policies and/or approaches which support positive classroom management and learner welfare.
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