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setting clearly relates to activities such as shaping, contingency contracting, and
self-management. With contingency contracting students are encouraged to set
proximal or short-term goals and to meet them (shaping). Self-evaluation involves
establishing standards or goals and assessing progress toward meeting those
goals. Here is a case where the literature in classroom management and the
literature in motivation tend to emphasize the same idea. Students perform better
when they are working successfully toward personally important goals.
In addition to helping students set productive and personally helpful goals,
you may find need to help students modify or change maladaptive goals. One
approach that is useful for identifying maladaptive goals and how to modify them
is Rudolf Dreikurs’ Social Discipline Model (Dreikurs & Soltz, 1964; Dreikurs &
Cassel, 1990; Dreikurs, 1968; Wolfgang; 1999).
Dreikurs’ social discipline model is based on theoretical ideas from Alfred
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08