Humanism in the Classroom (What are my observations / experience?…
Humanism in the Classroom
Motivation and engagement are critical components that affect teaching and learning which could compromise their future life.
How I can further support "Self Actualization"?
Having high expectations
What are my observations / experience?
Culturally appropriate pedagogies and practices
Use appropriate pedagogies
Tuakana-teina. Link to Effective Pedagogies - Shared learning & supportive learning environment (MoE, 2007)
Hands-on to develop conceptual thinking and inform enquiry. Link to Effective Pedagogies - Making connections (MoE, 2007)
Collaborative. Link to Effective Pedagogies (MoE, 2007)
Be aware of the Cultural "Ways of Knowing"
Motivation developed through classroom practices
Behaviour & performance related charts
Learning journal with personal goals and feedback kept between student and family/whanau
Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation
The teacher supported student autonomy by creating positive expectations within the classroom.
Motivation is developed through the classroom climate
Basic need to conform with their peers
Gave them a sense of belonging
What are the challenges?
correlation between academic achievement to emotional and verbal intelligence, and its relevance to self-esteem and life satisfaction
intervention has reduced problem behaviour, absenteeism and school drop-outs
Provide learning opportunities (MoE, 2007)
Relate to others - Link to Key Competencies (MoE, 2007)
Problem solve - Link to Key Competencies - Thinking (MoE, 2007)
Enhance students’ ability to manage emotions - Link to Key Competencies - Managing Self (MoE, 2007)
Socio-economic status affects students’ cognitive development during childhood
provide learning opportunities (MoE, 2007)
able to demonstrate competence and knowledge
Student’s self-esteem can be re-established
Why is Humanism different?
Because unlike other motivational theories, the humanist approach isn’t just linked to achievement but also student wellbeing and welfare
Teacher must be aware of students' needs.
What are we doing to support students' basic needs?
provision of shoes
provision of raincoats
"food for school” programmes
A student is unable to learn if their fundamental needs are not being met.