MAIE750 EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT/DISCIPLINE
Creating a learning environment in the classroom is a prerequisite to effective teaching. No (or little) learning will take place if this learning environment is not there. Hence, it becomes important to take all the necessary measures to create such an environment. Creating this environment requires knowledge, planning, organization, and skills. These may range from just simply learning how to manage student behavior to deep knowledge and skills of the different domains related to classroom management.
Some equate classroom management with classroom discipline. However, according to this definition, classroom management will cease if there are no classroom discipline problems. In today’s world, classroom management means much more than just creating a good classroom discipline. This course will explore three philosophies that are outlined in Harden’s textbook (2008). These are: 1. Classroom management as a discipline, which explores the traditional classroom management from the perspective of the behavioral science. 2. Classroom management as a system, which emphasizes that management starts much earlier than the class starts and continues throughout the year. 3. Classroom management as instruction, which emphasizes the importance of building character education and teaching students’ skills that enable them to be productive and ethical citizens. Under each of these three categories, we will study models that represent that philosophy. We will explore these models through the eye of a Muslim teacher. We will contrast these methods with the Islamic philosophy standpoint of view.
Course Code: MAIE750
Credit hours: 3
By the end of this course,
- Students will be able to write a description of the different philosophies and definitions of classroom management.
- Students will be able to identify different classroom models and state the philosophical background upon which each model is based.
- Students will be able to select the model that fits their needs in their school.
- Students will be able to identify the main components of each model.
- Students will be able to state when circumstances under which each model can ideally be used.
- Students will be able to come up with their own model that fits their circumstances.
- Students will be able to analyze these models from an Islamic perspective.
- Students will be able to come up with their own models using a hybrid of different models.
- Students will be able to come up with their own Islamic classroom management model that is compatible with modern theories of classroom management.
- Students will demonstrate the skills that enable them to become leaders in the area of classroom management and its applications in Islamic education.
- Students will be able to state the incremental knowledge they gained that would make them better critical thinkers.
- Students will be able to identify some Quranic and Prophetic ideas that support their findings in classroom management.