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Dreikurs Logical Consequences by Mind Map: Dreikurs Logical Consequences
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Dreikurs Logical Consequences

Motives for Behaviour

Dreikurs believe that these four goals are why children misbehave, in this displayed order.

Gaining Attention

Exercising Power

Engaging in power struggle with teacher

Exacting Revenge

Lashing out at other students or teacher

Displaying Inadequacy

at last resort, student accepts that he/she is inadequate, and avoids any public display and humiliation.

Teaching Styles

Teacher personality also affects how discipline problems get handled. Dreikurs identifies 3 teachers.





Assumption: teachers must already have established a good relationship with students for Logical Consequences to work

Understanding Students' Mistaken Goals

Before we can alter children's mistaken goals, we have to understand or correctly identify the private logic of their misbehaviour.

Helping Students Change their Mistaken Goals

Helping students correct their Behaviour (Dinkmeyer et al,1976)

Here is a summary of the techniques suggested by Dinkmeyer et al (1976) that parallel the techniques used in Logical Consequences

Teachers attempt to ascertain students' motives

Students are helped to understand their motives

Students are helped to exchange their mistaken goals for useful ones

Students are encouraged to become committed to their new goal orientation

Students are taught to apply logical consequences

Group discussions regarding class rules and problems are held

Preventing Discipline Problems

Encouragement versus Praise

Logical Consequences

Discussions in the Classroom

Preventive Discipline Suggestions

Strengths and Weaknesses