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Group punishment doesn’t fix behaviour

Group punishment doesn’t fix behaviour

Dr Jeff Thomas has written an article for The Conversation about group punishment and the negative impacts it has on students.

While we might see initial compliance from collective punishment, there are two main reasons why this strategy should be dropped. First, it’s morally questionable and second, it’s unlikely to produce more positive behaviour in the long run.

The idea a group should be responsible for the actions of an individual is fundamentally at odds with the theories of individual responsibility in western, liberal societies. Legally and morally, each individual has ownership for their own actions and must bear the consequences of those actions individually.

Dr Jeff Thomas, The Conversation

To read the full article please see The Conversation website

Published on: 16 Jul 2019 3:53pm