A Proactive Model to Control Reactive Behaviors

Vida Dehnad
2017 World Journal of Education  
Adaptation to change is not an easy process and sometimes does not happen at all. When people perceive that theirfreedom is going to be altered due to an unwanted change, they outwardly exhibit some symptomatic reactivebehaviors such as inertia, resistance, skepticism, and aggression. No matter how intense people's reactance is, only afew of them may manage to examine the unwanted change more deeply and find a way to conform or adapt. Knowingthis, the current article focuses on a theoretical
more » ... active model or a solution. The model mainly works on the idea ofrecognizing the symptomatic behavioral reactance of learners. In other words, in the face of the reactance-inducedbehaviors depicted in the model, the instructors can apply four proactive strategies of brainstorming, open transparentconversation, small scale project assignment and triple "c" rule by means of which they can walk learners safelytowards mutual trust, classroom stability and learner commitment. In the end, as the model is new, there is still enoughroom for further experimental researches on different aspects of the model in actual classroom settings.
doi:10.5430/wje.v7n4p24 fatcat:2trtvmjm2rg4jjsahrnht3bofm