Explain the Ways in Which You Would Establish Ground Rules with Your Learners, Which Underpin Behaviour and Respect for Others.

Name : D Ghosal Ghosh
                                                                                        Theory Assignment – 4
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Explain the ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners,which underpin behaviour and respect for others.
Ground rules are mutually agreed reciprocal arrangement which ensures views and needs of all learners are appreciated and valued. Atherton, J.S (2005) defines ground rules as “the minimum necessary conditions required for getting learning work done in a class.” The dynamics of every learner group is different and I consider it essential to set up clear boundaries at the outset to create and maintain a congenial learning environment. These rules should be thought out carefully, expressed clearly and enforced consistently (Petty G, 2009 :104).
There are three main ways of establishing ground rules :

• The teacher setting their own
• The learners setting their own
• The teacher and learners setting them together

There are advantages and disadvantages to all the above methods. The advantage of the teacher or the students setting rules is that the decision maker gets to implement all his rules and his expectations are being met with. However the foremost disadvantage here would be, if the teacher alone sets the ground rules they may suit the teacher more than the student, whereas if the students makes the ground rules it could achieve the opposite effect.
In my opinion the combination of teacher and learners...