Activity 2

Preventative, Corrective and Supportive Approaches

Rogers identifies preventative, corrective and supportive forms of classroom discipline (Rogers 1990, page 10):

  • 'Preventative' approaches establish clear rules and consequences which aim to prevent the development of poor behaviour;
  • 'Corrective' approaches ‘correct' disruptive behaviour by ‘telling off';
  • 'Supportive' approaches offer ‘correction' supportively, quickly re-establishing working relationships

REFLECT: Where and how would you say that Cowley's approach fits into this classification?

WRITE: How effectively, in your opinion, could each of these approaches to classroom management support learning? Which approach or combination of approaches would you say is likely to be most effective?

(Allow 15 minutes)