Bullying versus playful aggression: evaluating student dynamics in an EFL classroom

Joyce, Michael (2017) Bullying versus playful aggression: evaluating student dynamics in an EFL classroom. New directions in teaching and learning English discussion. (In Press)

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Abstract

Using class notes as a point of reference, I will discuss my efforts to monitor a potential bullying situation over the course of several class meetings with one group of students. The interactions between three students central to the issue were ambiguous, and even at the end of the course, I was unsure if the students' interactions represented bullying or not. Using quotes from the relevant literature, I compare my own observations and reactions with the experts' recommended course of action, and note where I did well and where I could have improved my performance. I also discuss some of the ambiguities I observed, and talk about some constraints I experienced due to various classroom circumstances.

Item ID: 43647
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bullying; English language education; classroom management
ISSN: 2186-8220
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 03:51
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200202 Asian Cultural Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 34%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified @ 33%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 33%
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