Unit 4

Learning and Classroom Behaviour 

Introduction

The central argument of this Unit is that classroom behaviour will successfully promote learning when it is built around a ‘no blame' approach and a positive classroom ethos. Where lessons have become a struggle for survival, with teachers developing activities primarily to control and contain, pupils are unlikely to learn effectively. The Unit aims to assist you in reflecting upon your classroom management skills and to support you in developing positive approaches to behaviour management.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Unit, students will have

  • understood the key principles and value of a ‘behaviour for learning' approach
  • begun to develop a theoretical framework through which classroom management can be understood
  • grasped the need for proactive rather than reactive approaches to classroom management.