Developmental Theories and Propose
Part A format Essay
Mr Tan is a secondary school teacher teaching Secondary 2 students. He is finding it a challenge to manage the class. They do not participate in class discussions; they keep quiet and just stare at him when he asks questions and most of the students do not complete the assignments and homework.
He wants to change their behaviour and get them to be more participative in class and complete their assignments and homework.
Evaluate the scenario using developmental theories and propose possible operant conditioning interventions.Determine the suitability of operant conditioning as an approach to behavioural change in this scenario.
Suitability of Operant Conditioning
In your essay, include the following:
-The range of behaviours in the classroom typically displayed by this age group
-The application of the various techniques of operant conditioning in classroom management for behaviours listed in the scenario.
The strengths and weaknesses of operant conditioning in comparison to the other theories such as those proffered by Kohlberg, Erikson, Piaget, Bandura or social-cognitive perspectives.
Part B Personal Reflection
Psychological Theories as tools to Behavioural Change
-Based on your personal reflection, evaluate the suitability of other psychological theories as tools to behavioural change for teenagers both at home and in school. In your personal reflection consider the following perspectives:
Motivation and of theories emotion
a Social thinking and Attribution theory a Motivation and of theories emotion
c Mental health issues or disorders.