TITLE

Why Is Your Homework Not Done? How Theories of Development Affect Your Approach in the Classroom

AUTHOR(S)
Killoran, Isabel
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Instructional Psychology;Dec2003, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p309
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Trying to get students to complete their homework is one of the most frequent and frustrating behavior problems for educators. There are many approaches to this problem. The purpose of this article is to examine how four theories of development applied to this behavior can change the explanation and intervention used. The four theories discussed in this article are behaviorism, constructivism, maturational and ecological systems. These theories of development are created with basic underlying assumptions about the nature of humans and their development. This article will also discuss metatheories and how they influence an educator's choice of developmental theory.
ACCESSION #
12010661

 

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