Reference: THEORY TASK 3 Student Mereli Mc Inerney 3rd Feb 2012
Analyse different ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners, which underpin behaviour and respect for others
I see ground rules as mutually agreed reciprocal arrangements where others’ views and needs are appreciated and valued. Thus creating a safe and respectful space in which all participants have the opportunity to benefit from their learning experience
According to the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills framework (QTLS) ( 2008) ground rules are:
Agreed codes of behaviour between the teacher and the learner usually agreed at the beginning of the programme year
Ground rules set by a group will often , depend on age, region, and other contextual factors which support the fact that there is no one correct set of ground rules; as different approaches are appropriate in different circumstances. For example, the approach used in setting ground rules for adults in adult education could be different from that used for teenagers in Key stage 3, 4 and 5 or children in Key Stage 1 and 2.
Typical ground rules I would like to see my students agree upon in my classroom would centre around, a statement made by Betsy Weigle M.Ed Pg 101
* respect for each other’s opinions, and property
* respect for right for everyone to have a safe, enjoyable and beneficial learning experience
* Mutual respect between the teacher and the students
Ground Rules exist to assist in maintaining classroom management and a healthy learning environment
There are many schools of thought on classroom management.
According to .Wragg, EC (1981) negotiation, and suggestion will result in a healthy classroom climate in which learning will occur automatically and if handled successfully problems of class management will not arise
Davidson and Lang (1960)... [continues]
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