Viewing Student Learning through a Theoretical Lens

  •  Rui Ting Wu    
  •  Van Tai Le    
  •  Jin Lu    


This study investigated a student with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), named Jack, and his
learning through examining the following three research questions: What has caused a student’s, Jack,
misbehavior and low academic achievement? Why is it important to solve the ADHD problem? What do
teachers have to do to help ADHD students? This study aimed to discover the solutions to the ADHD problem.
The participant was a 10 years old boy in Grade 4. The data gathering consisted of observation and
teacher-student interactions. Qualitative approach was used to analyse the data. A number of recommendations
have been made in relation to this study to assist primary teachers to help students with ADHD problem. The
findings from this study have the potential to assist current and future primary school teachers in identifying
effective strategies to solve students’ problems of misbehavaiour and learning difficulties for the purpose of
enhancing their academic achievements.

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