EDA 201W Ass no : 2
1.1 Conflict→ The practice of recognizing and dealing with disputes in a rational, balanced and effective
way. Conflict is an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scare resources, and interference from others in achieving their goals.”
1.2 Decision- making → Is the choice of the most suitable way of solving a problem or handling a situation . 1.3 Communication→ Is a means by which the teacher and pupils’ different needs, feelings and
attitudes are conveyed to each other in order to establish cooperation and achieve goals.
1.4 Motivation→ Is the process by means of which motives are provided by, amongst others, a
manager or situation in order to bring about certain actions and thus to achieve certain goals.
1.5 Leadership→ Leadership consists of actions that help the group to complete its tasks successfully and maintain effective working relationships among its members. Leadership is a set of skills that anyone can acquire
2.1.1 AUTOCRATIC CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STYLE
When dealing with pupil behaviour the teacher will intervene and try to control the behaviour of the pupils. The teacher is mainly interested in the pupils' completion of tasks and learning performance . Pupils' participation in the classroom situation is limited to listening, working and doing. The following are some advantages of this approach: Some pupils may feel secure in this kind of situation. Because the teacher lays down fixed rules and procedures, pupils know what is expected of them and what they can expect in the classroom.
The following are some disadvantages of this approach: The classroom atmosphere is characterised by competition, unwillingness to work together and poor discipline when pupils are left unsupervised. Creative thinking is suppressed. There is no cooperation. Pupils may develop a negative attitude towards the subject.