Title: Overcoming student classroom misbehaviours: a teaching case

Authors: Shih Yung Chou

Addresses: College of Business and Engineering, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 4901 E. University, Odessa, TX 79762, USA

Abstract: Dr. Hansen is a college MIS professor who experienced student classroom misbehaviours while teaching a senior-level mobile app development course with a focus placed upon technical skills for developing mobile apps and games. While looking for solutions to discourage those student classroom misbehaviours, Dr. Hansen had a conversation with one of his friends, Dr. Choudary who is a professor teaching organisational behaviour at another university. After the conversation, Dr. Hansen learned from Dr. Choudary that human behaviours are goal-oriented, which may be used to explain those student classroom misbehaviours. Dr. Hansen wondered how he can apply motivation theories to discourage student classroom misbehaviours and motivate students to learn technical skills for developing mobile apps.

Keywords: student misbehaviour; classroom misbehaviour; motivation; social learning; expectancy theory; reinforcement; mobile apps; mobile app design; higher education; computing education; organisational behaviour; goal-oriented behaviour; case study.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2016.078174

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2016 Vol.7 No.2, pp.178 - 186

Available online: 29 Jul 2016 *

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