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Prosocial behaviour of students from teachers point of view

Maja Mervar (2012) Prosocial behaviour of students from teachers point of view. Diploma thesis.

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    The diploma thesis deals with prosocial behaviour of primary school children observed from teachers’ point of view. Teachers are viewed as significant factor in the socialization process of children with their working methods and personality enhancing children’s social experiences. Nowadays, teachers should focus not only on teaching, but on educating their students as well. Youth violence and aggressive behaviour should not be tolerated; prosocial behaviour of children therefore needs to be even more encouraged. The theoretical part of this thesis focuses on social development of primary school children, its characteristics and moral development. While special attention is paid to prosocial behaviour, issues presented in the thesis include some characteristics of antisocial and aggressive behaviour, strategies for dealing with antisocial behaviour and furthermore strategies for encouraging children to fully develop their own personality and social skills. In addition to this, activities which can be used for improving social behaviour are also presented. The empirical research was carried out with the main goal of establishing teachers’ point of view on their students’ prosocial behaviour. Both qualitative and quantitative survey was based on the online questionnaire filled out by 94 teachers in primary schools around Slovenia. The results show that teachers expect their students to be better-behaved than they actually are. Giving aid and care are the most common examples of prosocial behaviour detected by teachers. Many social situations demand teachers’ intervention and mediation, which are in most cases likely to be realised in a conversation. Teachers use a wide range of methods and techniques to foster prosocial behaviour; the most successful among them proved to be conversation, model teaching, social games, group work and role play. The findings also suggest that the majority of teachers wish to gain extra knowledge in the field of prosocial behaviour, as they think schools should give special emphasis to the field in question and improve conditions for fostering prosocial behaviour.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: prosocial behaviour, social development, primary school, teacher, students
    Number of Pages: 91
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Alenka KoboltMentor
    doc. dr. Jana Rapuš PavelComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9606729)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1418
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 11:49
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 16:45
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1418

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