Canter’s Theory of Assertive Discipline.

2,839 ViewsView All Theories Assertive discipline is a structured system to enable teachers to manage their classrooms. It focuses on the teacher developing a positive behaviour management strategy rather than being dictatorial. Canter’s proposition is that the teacher has the right to decide what is best for their students and Read more…

Rogers’ Humanist Theory.

2,435 ViewsView All Theories Developed by the American psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1980s, facilitative learning is a humanistic approach to learning. Humanism. Humanism was developed to contrast cognitivism and behaviourism. Both Rogers and Maslow (see above) based their work in humanism. The key perspectives of humanism are as follows: Read more…

Skinner’s Behaviourist Theory.

2,704 ViewsView All Theories Operant Conditioning. Operant conditioning is based on Thorndike’s “Law of Effect” (1898), in which it is proposed that behaviours that are followed by positive responses are likely to be repeated and those that are followed by negative responses, not repeated. Skinner refined the Law of Effect Read more…

Laird’s Sensory Theory.

2,724 ViewsView All Theories In 1985 Dugan Laird stated in his book ” Approaches to Training and Development ” that learning occurs when the senses are stimulated. He quoted research that found that 75% of an adult’s knowledge was obtained by seeing. 13% was through hearing, the remaining 12% was Read more…