Kenely - mseam

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
MSEAM
THE MALTA SOCIETY FOR EDUCATIONAL
ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
www.mseam.info
TITLE: A STUDY ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CLASSROOM DISCIPLINARY MEASURES IN A
MALTESE SECONDARY SCHOOL
DATE: Friday 22nd May 2015
TIME: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
VENUE: Customer Care Hall, Ministry for Education and Employment, Great Siege
Road, Floriana. [View map here]
SESSION
Great Siege BRIEF:
Road
Classroom discipline and student misbehaviour have been the focus of several international
studies. Among the most frequent and most troublesome misbehaviours which cause great
concerns to teachers are talking out of turn (including chattering), hindering other students
from learning, student idleness and non-attentiveness. Studies indicate that effective
disciplinary strategies are indispensable in the teaching and learning process as they influence
student responsibility, student misbehaviour, teacher stress and the teacher-student
relationship.
The presentation, based on a local case study, intends to: [1] highlight the more and less
effective classroom disciplinary strategies; [2] give a clearer picture about the disciplinary
strategies resorted to more often in the classroom; [3] explore why teachers resort to particular
disciplinary measures; [4] recommend strategies necessary for creating a positive learning
atmosphere.
PRESENTER:
Chris Kenely started his professional career as a teacher in 1996, after reading for a Bachelor
Degree in Education at the University of Malta. He spent 17 years teaching in a church school,
occupying different posts of responsibility, including four years as a member of the school’s
leadership team. During this time he furthered his studies on Education Leadership with the
University of Leicester, focusing his research on classroom discipline. Consequently he joined the
Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education and holds the role of education officer within
the Quality Assurance Department.
Promoting good practice, professional development and research in educational administration,
management and leadership.
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