Effective Classroom Management: A Panacea for Enhancing Students Learning Experience and Satisfaction in Higher Education (Published)
Classroom is a very important school physical plant designed to achieve quality teaching and learning for the improvement of standard in education. The purpose of this study is to determine how effective classroom management can enhance students’ learning experience and satisfaction in higher education. Classroom is characterized by high expectations, excellence, standards and caring environment. It is specifically meant for special qualitative interactions, facilitation and pedagogical instructions between the teachers and the students and where this is not obtainable, distractive environment erupts. This distractive environment has greater influence on participants regardless of how the students are organized for learning or what educational philosophy and pedagogy teachers espouse. Classroom learning friendly environment promotes high academic learning, experience, satisfaction, morale tone of the learner and attainment of goals in higher education. This can only be achieved through effective classroom management. The teacher as the chairman of classroom affairs has the duty and obligation to ensure efficient and effective classroom management strategies. He must take cognizance of variance and differences in the student’s background (i.e. ideas, goals, socio – economic, preferences, abilities and religion etc.). These make teacher’s role more challenging. The classroom teacher must be skillful in learning management in order to succeed. The justification of this research and aim of classroom management is to maintain positive, productive and friendly learning environment. This is very necessary because there cannot be effective teaching and learning process without an effective classroom management. This paper discusses the concepts of management, classroom management, purpose of classroom management, effective classroom management, principles of teaching, characteristics of teaching and ethics. It also recommends that teachers should imbibe the ethics of effective classroom management for the enhancement of students learning experience and satisfaction in higher education.