The Benefits of Management and Organisation: A Case Study in Young Language Learners’ Classrooms

  • Christina Nicole Giannikas
Keywords: Classroom management and organisation, Young learners, Student-centred approaches, Classroom environment, Classroom layouts, Action research, Qualitative research


This study focuses on primary language education within a Greek region: specifically, on the positive effects of classroom management and organisation on a student-centred approach of teaching. In the case of the Greek education system, language teachers are encouraged to adopt student-centred approaches in their classroom but have not received any guidance on how to do so. Language educators are reluctant to abandon their teacher-centred ways, because they have not been trained to apply classroom management and organisation techniques that could support a student-centred environment.


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How to Cite
Giannikas, C. N. (2013). The Benefits of Management and Organisation: A Case Study in Young Language Learners’ Classrooms. Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 3(3), 87-104.