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ERIC Number: EJ1157395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
A Proactive Model to Control Reactive Behaviors
Dehnad, Vida
World Journal of Education, v7 n4 p24-31 2017
Adaptation to change is not an easy process and sometimes does not happen at all. When people perceive that their freedom is going to be altered due to an unwanted change, they outwardly exhibit some symptomatic reactive behaviors such as inertia, resistance, skepticism, and aggression. No matter how intense people's reactance is, only a few of them may manage to examine the unwanted change more deeply and find a way to conform or adapt. Knowing this, the current article focuses on a theoretical proactive model or a solution. The model mainly works on the idea of recognizing the symptomatic behavioral reactance of learners. In other words, in the face of the reactance-induced behaviors depicted in the model, the instructors can apply four proactive strategies of brainstorming, open transparent conversation, small scale project assignment and triple "c" rule by means of which they can walk learners safely towards mutual trust, classroom stability and learner commitment. In the end, as the model is new, there is still enough room for further experimental researches on different aspects of the model in actual classroom settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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