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Creating supportive learning environments

Curtis, Elizabeth M. (2008) Creating supportive learning environments. In Tangen, Donna J., Bland, Derek C., Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S., Sedgley, Teresa L., Mergler, Amanda G., Mercer, Louise, et al. (Eds.) Engaging diverse learners. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, pp. 77-96.

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Abstract

Effective classroom management is necessary to create a supportive learning environment and a supportive learning environment is essential if students' learning experiences are to be meaningful. In this chapter we will examine the key features which constitute a supportive learning environment. We will look at the importance of classroom management with different approaches and strategies to maintaining it such as Kounis's concept of "withitness" and Dreikur's logical consequences. We discuss the Humanist approach to classroom management that advocates the need for developing supportive relationships between the teacher and the students. We will also identify features needed to create a classroom climate conducive to positive learning outcomes as well as consider the role of emotions in learning and how attending to this element supports students' learning.

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ID Code: 17576
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
ISBN: 9781442501126
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Pearson Education Australia
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2009 11:41
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:18

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