Week 5 discussion 2 principleas of teaching and learning
Bullying and incivility in the classroom and clinical environment can have a negative impact on student learning and morale. Some of the primary causes of this type of behavior include lack of communication, power dynamics, and competition among students or peers. Without clear communication between students and instructors, it is difficult to create an atmosphere of safety, respect, and understanding. Power dynamics may also play a role as some students might be more inclined to act out if they feel superior to others in terms of knowledge or experience. Lastly, competition among peers can lead to feelings of resentment which can manifest itself through bullying or incivility.
Fortunately there are several approaches that can be taken in order to avoid this type of behavior from occurring such as establishing clearly outlined rules for interactions in the classroom environment including appropriate language usage; encouraging open dialogue about issues with instructor guidance; creating safe spaces for discussion where all opinions can be voiced without fear; fostering collaboration between classmates rather than competition; teaching conflict resolution skills so that students know how to handle difficult conversations respectfully; emphasizing respect for individual differences by promoting diversity discussions during class time; providing support services if necessary such as counseling sessions or mental health resources; rewarding positive behaviors whenever possible, etc. Ultimately these approaches will help foster an inclusive learning climate where everyone feels respected regardless of their background or experience level.