Trotter's Theory Analysis

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The first level of teachers’ development in Trotter’s theory is novice level. At this level, teachers begin to develop the basic skills about teaching. (Huitt, 2007) At this level, it is essential for teachers to apply Trait Theory of Leadership. The central notion of this theory is to identify traits of effective leaders (Thompson, 2016). By understanding the features of a good leader, novice teachers will be able to imitate and administer them in the process of teaching and learning. As novice teachers are not skilled enough to deal with different situations spontaneously, imitation could be one of the solutions in managing classroom effectively. For instance, one of the skills of a good leader in Trait Theory of Leadership is to be organized. …show more content…
However, complicated situation or dilemma that implicates too many determining factors might still be a headache for advanced novice teacher. Thus, Theory X and Theory Y by Douglas McGregor, under Behaviour Theory, could be beneficial for advanced novice teacher. This theory encourages teachers to think rationally before making a decision to practise the unhelpful nature of X-Theory leadership or the useful, constructive nature of Y-Theory leadership. (Mohamed & Mohamad, 2013) By putting themselves into the pupils’ shoes, teachers will be able to comprehend and deduce the causes of pupils’ behaviour. For instance, when teachers are dealing with pupils with short attention span, they should be able to diagnose the reasons behind the situation using Y-Theory leadership, which is imagining themselves as the pupils and deduce the possible solution to resolve the problem. With this in mind, teachers could be able to understand the difficulties faced by pupils in the process of learning. For instance, pupils might feel that the activities of the lesson is too tedious. From this, teachers should diversify the teaching material or teaching styles applied in the lesson and therefore attract the attention of that particular group of pupils. In this case, pupils, with different learning styles, will be treated equally by the teachers and individual differences of each pupil will be respected and accepted. Henceforth, pupils’ development will not be hampered by teachers’ preferences and younger generation with different kinds of talent will be nurtured. From this, Malaysia will be one step closer to achieve National Philosophy of Education, which is developing the potential of individuals in a holistic and integrated manner. For my case, as

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