Classroom Interactions: Teacher-Student Behavior

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What is one way to describe the classroom atmosphere?

Like a market

What do the metaphors used to describe the classroom suggest?

The classroom is complex and multifaceted

What do the characteristics of the classroom relate to?

Particular forms of interaction, interpersonal relationships and classroom dynamics

What is the main purpose of summarizing the metaphors used to describe the classroom?

To highlight the complexity of the classroom atmosphere

What does the classroom atmosphere suggest, according to the metaphors used?

A sense of boredom and confinement

What is implied by the comparison of the classroom to 'a market'?

A sense of noise and chaos

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Classroom Interactions

  • Mr. Lee threatened Ah Wing by referring to a previous punishment, but Ah Wing didn't feel threatened and continued to misbehave, possibly seeking revenge by challenging the teacher's authority.

Interactionist Perspective on Classroom Behaviour

  • In the scenario between Miss Hung and Kwok King:
    • Miss Hung copied answers on the blackboard and noticed Kwok King didn't take notes.
    • She urged him to follow instructions, which annoyed him.
    • Kwok King showed her a worksheet, implying he had done the work (but it was actually Hui Ting's).
    • Miss Hung discovered the truth, felt disrespected, and scolded Kwok King.
    • Kwok King responded loudly, accusing Miss Hung of trying to put him in a difficult situation.

Characteristics of Classroom Situations

  • Each classroom has unique patterns of interpersonal interaction and behaviour.
  • Teachers' metaphors to describe their classrooms can reveal the features of the classroom environment, such as:
    • "A market" (busy and loud)
    • "Nathan Road" (busy and crowded)
    • "A prison" (boring)
  • Watkins and Wagner (2000) identified five common features of school classrooms, including:
    • Complexity of the classroom environment
    • Importance of understanding classroom dynamics and interpersonal relationships
    • Need for managerial skills to handle these complexities

Classroom Interactions

  • Mr. Lee threatened Ah Wing by referring to a previous punishment, but Ah Wing didn't feel threatened and continued to misbehave, possibly seeking revenge by challenging the teacher's authority.

Interactionist Perspective on Classroom Behaviour

  • In the scenario between Miss Hung and Kwok King:
    • Miss Hung copied answers on the blackboard and noticed Kwok King didn't take notes.
    • She urged him to follow instructions, which annoyed him.
    • Kwok King showed her a worksheet, implying he had done the work (but it was actually Hui Ting's).
    • Miss Hung discovered the truth, felt disrespected, and scolded Kwok King.
    • Kwok King responded loudly, accusing Miss Hung of trying to put him in a difficult situation.

Characteristics of Classroom Situations

  • Each classroom has unique patterns of interpersonal interaction and behaviour.
  • Teachers' metaphors to describe their classrooms can reveal the features of the classroom environment, such as:
    • "A market" (busy and loud)
    • "Nathan Road" (busy and crowded)
    • "A prison" (boring)
  • Watkins and Wagner (2000) identified five common features of school classrooms, including:
    • Complexity of the classroom environment
    • Importance of understanding classroom dynamics and interpersonal relationships
    • Need for managerial skills to handle these complexities

Explore the interactions between teachers and students in a classroom setting, including conflicts and power struggles. Analyze the behaviors of Mr. Lee, Ah Wing, Miss Hung, and Kwok King in these scenarios.

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